2 Peter 1:16

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when we gave you news of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, our teaching was not based on stories put together by art, but we were eye-witnesses of his glory.
- Basic English Bible

For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses of *his* majesty.
- Darby Bible

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
- World English Bible

For we not suynge vnwise talis, han maad knowun to you the vertu and the biforknowyng of oure Lord Jhesu Crist; but we weren maad biholderis of his greetnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

For, skilfully devised fables not having followed out, we did make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but eye-witnesses having become of his majesty --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:16


1:16 These things are worthy to be always had in remembrance For they are not cunningly devised fables - Like those common among the heathens. While we made known to you the power and coming - That is, the powerful coming of Christ in glory. But if what they advanced of Christ was not true, if it was of their own invention, then to impose such a lie on the world as it was, in the very nature of things, above all human power to defend, and to do this at the expense of life and all things only to enrage the whole world, Jews and gentiles, against them, was no cunning, but was the greatest folly that men could have been guilty of. But were eyewitnesses of his majesty - At his transfiguration, which was a specimen of his glory at the last day.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:16


2Pe 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables. There was no mistake or doubt about the gospel, no such fables as the myths of the Gentiles. When we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord. Preached the coming into the world and the divine power of Christ. But were eyewitnesses of his majesty. Since the apostles were personal witnesses of Christ's glory, they knew whereof they spoke.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • Vanessa Gadsden
    Her faith was just that strong that it touched him in a way that no other did she pulled on his inter man because you must remembered that its faith that pleases an move Jesus
  • Kat
    What is virtue is it the mighty power that came out of Jesus when the women touched the edge of His robe
  • Steve morrow
    --CHRIST IS NOT DECEIVED--2 PETER 1:5 AND BESIDE THIS GIVING ALL DILIGENCE --- ADD TO YOUR FAITH VIRTUE --- AND TO VIRTUE KNOWLEDGE --1:6-- AND TO KNOWLEDGE TEMPERANCE --- AND TO TEMPERANCE PATIENCE --- AND TO PATIENCE GODLINESS --- AND TO GODLINESS BROTHERLY KINDNESS --- AND TO BROTHERLY KINDNESS CHARITY
  • Esgdhn
    This is a nice chapter of good this is nice to Jesus we thank God every single day this s nice chapter that is amazing that is what you should do together get your family members read it all together that is what make God happy even if you to do it on vacation that will make him happy so be good to God he will be good to you also be good to God he will be good to you be amazing to God.
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." It is God's intention, in giving us all His Word, that we know and understand Him; and have all capability to walk in truth and love.
  • BSP
    Verses 5 through 8 points out step by step the qualities we need to cultivate in order to have endurance.

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