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2 Peter
Chapter 1

1. Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have

obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and

[the] Saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of

Jesus our Lord;

3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that

pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called

us by his own glory and virtue;

4 whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great

promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.

5. Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your

faith supply virtue; and in [your] virtue knowledge;

6 and in [your] knowledge self-control; and in [your] self-control

patience; and in [your] patience godliness;

7 and in [your] godliness brotherly kindness; and in [your] brotherly

kindness love.

8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle

nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near,

having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and

election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:

11 for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the

eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12. Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these

things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with

[you].

13 And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you

up by putting you in remembrance;

14 knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as

our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me.

15 Yea, I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my

decease to call these things to remembrance.

16. For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known

unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were

eyewitnesses of his majesty.

17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there was

borne such a voice to him by the Majestic Glory, This is my beloved Son, in

whom I am well pleased:

18 and this voice we [ourselves] heard borne out of heaven, when we were

with him in the holy mount.

19. And we have the word of prophecy [made] more sure; whereunto ye do

well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the

day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts:

20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private

interpretation.

21 For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God,

being moved by the Holy Spirit.



2 Peter
Chapter 2

1. But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also

there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in destructive

heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon

themselves swift destruction.

2 And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the

way of the truth shall be evil spoken of.

3. And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of

you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction

slumbereth not.

4 For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to

hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

5 and spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others,

a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood upon the world of the

ungodly;

6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them

with an overthrow, having made them an example unto those that should live

ungodly;

7. and delivered righteous Lot, sore distressed by the lascivious life of

the wicked

8 (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing,

vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] lawless deeds):

9 the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to

keep the unrighteous under punishment unto the day of judgment;

10. but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement,

and despise dominion. Daring, self-willed, they tremble not to rail at

dignities:

11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, bring not a railing

judgment against them before the Lord.

12 But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken

and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their

destroying surely be destroyed,

13 suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; [men] that count it

pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their

deceivings while they feast with you;

14 having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; enticing

unstedfast souls; having a heart exercised in covetousness; children of

cursing;

15 forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of

Balaam the [son] of Beor, who loved the hire of wrong-doing;

16 but he was rebuked for his own transgression: a dumb ass spake with

man's voice and stayed the madness of the prophet.

17 These are springs without water, and mists driven by a storm; for whom

the blackness of darkness hath been reserved.

18 For, uttering great swelling [words] of vanity, they entice in the

lusts of the flesh, by lasciviousness, those who are just escaping from

them that live in error;

19 promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of

corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought

into bondage.

20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through

the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again

entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them

than the first.

21 For it were better for them not to have known the way of

righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy

commandment delivered unto them.

22 It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog

turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in

the mire.



2 Peter
Chapter 3

1. This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in

both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance;

2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy

prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Saviour through your

apostles:

3. knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with

mockery, walking after their own lusts,

4 and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that

the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the

beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old,

and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God;

6 by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water,

perished:

7 but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been

stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and

destruction of ungodly men.

8. But forget not this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord

as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness;

but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but

that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens

shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved

with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be

burned up.

11. Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of

persons ought ye to be in [all] holy living and godliness,

12 looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by

reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the

elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new

earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for these things, give

diligence that ye may be found in peace, without spot and blameless in his

sight.

15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as

our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote

unto you;

16 as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things;

wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and

unstedfast wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own

destruction.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, knowing [these things] beforehand, beware lest,

being carried away with the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own

stedfastness.

18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus

Christ. To him [be] the glory both now and for ever. Amen.


The American Standard Version (ASV) of the Holy Bible

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