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1 Simon Peter, a seruant & an Apostle of Iesus Christ, to them that haue obtained like precious Faith with vs, through the righteousnes of God, and our Sauiour Iesus Christ.

2 Grace and peace be multiplied vnto you through the knowledge of God, and of Iesus our Lord,

3 According as his diuine power hath giuen vnto vs all things that pertain vnto life and godlines, through the knowledge of him that hath called vs to glory and vertue.

4 Whereby are giuen vnto vs exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might bee partakers of the diuine nature, hauing escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And besides this, giuing all diligence, adde to your faith, vertue; and to vertue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godlinesse;

7 And to godlinesse, brotherly kindnesse; and to brotherly kindnesse, charitie.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that yee shall neither be barren, nor vnfruitfull in the knowledge of our Lord Iesus Christ.

9 But hee that lacketh these things, is blind, and cannot see farre off, and hath forgotten that hee was purged from his old sinnes.

10 Wherefore, the rather, brethren, giue diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye doe these things, ye shall neuer fall.

11 For so an entrance shall be ministred vnto you abundantly, into the euerlasting kingdome of our Lord and Sauiour Iesus Christ.

12 Wherefore I wil not be negligent to put you alwayes in remembrance of these things, though yee know them, and be stablished in the present trueth.

13 Yea, I thinke it meete, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stirre you vp, by putting you in remembrance:

14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my Tabernacle, euen as our Lord Iesus Christ hath shewed mee.

15 Moreouer, I will endeuour, that you may bee able after my decease, to haue these things alwayes in remembrance.

16 For wee haue not followed cunningly deuised fables, when wee made knowen vnto you the power and comming of our Lord Iesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of his Maiestie.

17 For hee receiued from God the Father, honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloued Sonne in whom I am well pleased.

18 And this voice which came from heauen wee heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

19 We haue also a more sure word of prophecie, whereunto yee doe well that ye take heede, as vnto a light that shineth in a darke place, vntill the day dawne, and the day starre arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any priuate Interpretation:

21 For the prophecie came not in olde time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moued by the holy Ghost.


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Lou's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment about verse 20 on 7/17/2015, 3:49pm...

Certainly private interpretation is wrong if it goes public without the noble study of the Bereans in Acts 17:11 "Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Certainly our understanding might be wrong, but it can also be understood with God 's knowledge, if we truly believe God will answer our knock. "Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find knock, and it will be opened to you. To Joe above, How does the Catholic Church, Protestant churches, or anyone for that matter, square themselves with 2 Peter 1:20? Answer: Acts 17: 11 above, but they have to be honest with themselves and not their traditional doctrines of men. After all if we understand private interpretation is wrong than why do we have one Bible and one God and have hundreds of conflicting teaching and practices if we are all following God 's Understanding Roams 16:16.


Grace's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment on 7/10/2015, 2:39am...

Verses 5-8, we, Christians are urged to make every effort to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.It is not just about getting saved it is about working out our salvation to be more like Christ. If our lives are going to be productive and fruitful, we ought to go beyond just confessing Christ as Lord and allow Him to really be Lord over our lives to be able to transform us into His likeliness. For us to be fruitful, it is all about Christ


Mamboy's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment about verse 12 on 6/18/2015, 11:09pm...

We need constant remembrance of the goodness of the scripture that brings us to repentance.


Frederick fields's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment on 6/17/2015, 3:43pm...

clarity and understanding


Greg's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment about verse 20 on 5/31/2015, 4:38pm...

This is so wonderful to read. A friend of mine is telling me that I cannot understand the Word of God without someone to teach me, and I say not the case. All that I need is the instruction of the bible which spells things out very clearly.


Tonya's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment on 3/30/2015, 3:10pm...

Being led to this chapter only confirms that I am walking HIS path and a new level begins. I have these things spoken and a pure heart and willing to go to the next level in my personal walk with Jesus and also..where EVER he puts me to be used. I am a willing servent.. steward unto my Father which is in HEAVEN and have the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. to go forward.. IN HIS NAME. truth... Shall prevail and alow others to know it is simple as long as they trust and obey. To be CHRIST like can be accomplished


Motdaugrnds's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment on 3/14/2015, 6:12pm...

This chapter lays the steps of sanctification out clearly. To me this is MORE than just "milk " now. It is "meat "! And if we are truly determined to perfect our character in a way that pleases the Heavenly Father, we will take strength from the gifts of Christ and make use of the Holy Spirit as we diligently practice our FAITH, adding VIRTUE and KNOWLEDGE, then TEMPERANCE and PATIENCE, continuing on toward GODLINESS and BROTHERLY KINDNESS toward the ultimate goal of CHARITY, which is the greatest of all... These are steps WE MUST TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ACCOMPLISHING! Jesus has already won the victory and given us everything we need to perfect our characters. The ACTIONS necessary to perfect these characters is for us to CHOOSE to do...or not... God did give us free will...


Bettina Marshall's 2 Peter Chapter 1 comment on 12/30/2014, 1:22pm...

Verse 5-12 really hit home it is very important for baby in christ as well as long time saint because when you take your eyes off the sword we will get lost and have to find are way Back and sometime that may be costly so reading God word and doing what he say will keep you near him always God bless you all


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