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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 2 Peter   By: (1822-1902)

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Book 61 2 Peter 001:001 Simon Peter, a bondservant and Apostle of Jesus Christ: To those to whom there has been allotted the same precious faith as that which is ours through the righteousness of our God and of our Saviour Jesus Christ. 001:002 May more and more grace and peace be granted to you in a full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 001:003 seeing that His divine power has given us all things that are needful for life and godliness, through our knowledge of Him who has appealed to us by His own glorious perfections. 001:004 It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings. 001:005 But for this very reason adding, on your part, all earnestness along with your faith, manifest also a noble character: along with a noble character, knowledge; 001:006 along with knowledge, self control; along with self control, power of endurance; 001:007 along with power of endurance, godliness; along with godliness, brotherly affection; and along with brotherly affection, love. 001:008 If these things exist in you, and continually increase, they prevent your being either idle or unfruitful in advancing towards a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 001:009 For the man in whom they are lacking is blind and cannot see distant objects, in that he has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins. 001:010 For this reason, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never stumble. 001:011 And so a triumphant admission into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be freely granted to you. 001:012 For this reason I shall always persist in reminding you of these things, although you know them and are stedfast believers in truth which you already possess. 001:013 But I think it right, so long as I remain in the body, my present dwelling place, to arouse you by such reminders. 001:014 For I know that the time for me to lay aside my body is now rapidly drawing near, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed to me. 001:015 So on every possible occasion I will also do my best to enable you to recall these things after my departure. 001:016 For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye witnesses of His majesty. 001:017 He received honour and glory from God the Father, and out of the wondrous glory words such as these were spoken to Him, "This is My dearly loved Son, in whom I take delight." 001:018 And we ourselves heard these words come from Heaven, when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 001:019 And in the written word of prophecy we have something more permanent; to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dimly lighted place until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 001:020 But, above all, remember that no prophecy in Scripture will be found to have come from the prophet's own prompting; 001:021 for never did any prophecy come by human will, but men sent by God spoke as they were impelled by the Holy Spirit. 002:001 But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be teachers of falsehood among you also, who will cunningly introduce fatal divisions, disowning even the Sovereign Lord who has redeemed them, and bringing on themselves swift destruction... Continue reading book >>

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