2 Peter 1:14

“Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing that shortly I must put off this my Tabernacle, euen as our Lord Iesus Christ hath shewed mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

knowing that the laying aside of my {earthly} dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I am conscious that in a short time I will have to put off this tent of flesh, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
- Basic English Bible

knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is speedily [to take place], as also our Lord Jesus Christ has manifested to me;
- Darby Bible

Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shown me.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

knowing that the putting off of my tent comes swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.
- World English Bible

that the putting awei of my tabernacle is swift, bi this that oure Lord Jhesu Crist hath schewid to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

having known that soon is the laying aside of my tabernacle, even as also our Lord Jesus Christ did shew to me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:14


1:14 Even as the Lord Jesus showed me - In the manner which had foretold, #John 21:18|, &c. It is not improbable, he had also showed him that the time was now drawing nigh.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:14


2Pe 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle. Must die very soon. Even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. Christ had predicted his death as a martyr (Joh 21:18,19). It is to this prediction that Peter refers.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • Steve morrow
    ( a disciple ) 2 peter 3 according as HIS divine power ---hath given--- unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory and virtue john 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you yhey are spirit and they are life ecc 8:4 where the word of a king is there is power.......
  • Irene123
    Dear Brianna - I wasn't 'interpreting' scripture; it was just simply an interesting observation; I didn't 'change' any meanings.
  • Brianna
    vs. 20-21
    This places great responsibility on Bible translators and teachers. We need to do our research and get God's thinking on the scriptures before we try to explain it. By doing research we will be able to give an accurate answer. We do not want to be interpreting the Bible based on our flawed human philosophy.
  • Irene123
    I s'pose that this is appropo of - nothing, but I just noticed v. 14 - which harkens back to Jn. 21:19. 1 Pet. is yrs. later from Jn.21:19. I don't imagine Peter 'caught' Jesus' drift right at the time, but by now he's 'experienced' enough - he understands. It's beautiful how the Lord shows you things in His word. I'd never 'connected' these two before now.
  • George mumba
    Mark 4vs10 says the knowledge to know the secret of the kingdom of heaven!by the spirit of God a Christian doesn't given a limit where to reach in the grace,because the more you grow in the grace of God the more His spirit become active in performing wonders such that you will go beyond your spirit gift,I the bible say I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me!
  • J
    "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." Isaiah 57:15

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