26:11 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,(J) so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,(K) having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 1 This letter is from Simon # 1:1a Greek Simeon. Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. (Confirming One’s Calling and Election. (AE) 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure(AF) you will always be able to remember these things. The same form of the name is found in Luke 2:25 and Acts 13:1; it also occurs in Acts 15:14, where St. James refers to St. Peter's speech on the great question of the circumcision of Gentile Christians.It is the form always used in the Septuagint Version of the Old Testament. The Holy Ghost inspired holy men to speak and write. It is the sight of … God is well pleased with Christ, and with us in him. This is the Messiah who was promised, through whom all who believe in him shall be accepted and saved. (AJ), 19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable,(AK) and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light(AL) shining in a dark place, until the day dawns(AM) and the morning star(AN) rises in your hearts. (S) 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind,(T) forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 2:10 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 18. #3:1-7|, and by showing why the great day of Christ's coming was delayed, with a description of its awful circumstances and consequences; and suitable exhortations to diligence and holiness are given.Exhortations to add the exercise of various other graces to faith (1-11) The apostle looks forward to his approaching decease. (AO) 20 Above all, you must understand(AP) that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. I am writing to those who have been given a faith as equally precious as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is the sight of Jesus crucified, in the gospel, that heals the soul. 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: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. They are urged to this from the wickedness of false teachers. Verse 1. PETER'S SECOND LETTER. Tribulation worketh patience, whereby we bear all calamities and crosses with silence and submission. The law sets before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. (12-15) And confirms the truth of the gospel, relating to Christ's appearing to judgment. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness # 1:1b Or to … 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. Verse 1. 2 Peter 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting. The Christian knows that book to be the word of God, in which he tastes a sweetness, and feels a power, and sees a glory, truly divine. 2 Peter 1 . CHAPTER 1. But come with the gospel, and urge them with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, shed to save their souls from hell, and to satisfy for their sins, and this is that powerful pleading which makes good men confess that their hearts burn within them, and bad men, even an Agrippa, to say they are almost persuaded to be Christians, #Ac 26:28|. 4 Since therefore z Christ suffered in the flesh, 1 a arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for b whoever has suffered in the flesh c has ceased from sin, 2 d so as to live for e the rest of the time in the flesh f no longer for human passions but g for the will of God. Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith … NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. All rights reserved worldwide. We must add temperance to knowledge; moderation about worldly things; and add to temperance, patience, or cheerful submission to the will of God. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / John Gill's Exposition of the Bible / 2 Peter / 2 Peter 1; Share Tweet. 2 Peter 1. In Christ all fulness dwells, and pardon, peace, grace, and knowledge, and new principles, are thus given through the Holy Spirit. 1. 1 Simon Peter, a servant(A) and apostle of Jesus Christ,(B). I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. As the Scripture is the revelation of the mind and will of God, every man ought to search it, to understand the sense and meaning. Stewards of God’s Grace. To those who through the righteousness(C) of our God and Savior Jesus Christ(D) have received a faith as precious as ours: 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance(E) through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 1 Peter was written to encourage Christians under the threat of violent persecution; 2 Peter was written to warn those same believers of the danger of false teachers and harmful influences. They are guarded against impostors and scoffers, by disproving their false assertions, ch. Wherefore let Christians labour to attain assurance of their calling, and of their election, by believing and well-doing; and thus carefully to endeavour, is a firm argument of the grace and mercy of God, upholding them so that they shall not utterly fall. The believer must add knowledge to his virtue, increasing acquaintance with the whole truth and will of God. The law sets before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. (U), 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling(V) and election.  It is the real or genuine knowledge, founded upon the word of God, not the knowledge that is falsely so-called. 2 Peter 2:11 Many manuscripts beings in the presence of; 2 Peter 2:13 Some manuscripts in their love feasts; 2 Peter 2:15 Greek Bosor; 2 Peter 2:22 Prov. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,(W) 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom(X) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.(Y). When the light of the Scripture is darted into the blind mind and dark understanding, by the Holy Spirit of God, it is like the day-break that advances, and diffuses itself through the whole soul, till it makes perfect day. (L), 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;(M) 6 and to knowledge, self-control;(N) and to self-control, perseverance;(O) and to perseverance, godliness;(P) 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. The apostle having stated the blessings to which God has called Christians, exhorts those who had received these precious gifts, to endeavour to improve in graces and virtues. 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power,(AG) but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Confirm Your Calling and Election. Nothing can so give composure in the prospect, or in the hour, of death, as to know that we have faithfully and simply followed the Lord Jesus, and sought his glory.