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:
1:1 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:

1:2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;

1:3 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;
1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

1:4 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.
1:4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of [the] divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

1:5 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in (your) virtue knowledge;
1:5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in [your] moral excellence, knowledge;

1:6 and in (your) knowledge self-control; and in (your) self-control patience; and in (your) patience godliness;
1:6 and in [your] knowledge, self-control, and in [your] self-control, perseverance, and in [your] perseverance, godliness;

1:7 and in (your) godliness brotherly kindness; and in (your) brotherly kindness love.
1:7 and in [your] godliness, brotherly kindness, and in [your] brotherly kindness, love.

1:8 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.
1:8 For if these [qualities] are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9 For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.
1:9 For he who lacks these [qualities] is blind [or] short-sighted, having forgotten [his] purification from his former sins.

1:10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:
1:10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

1:11 for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
1:11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

1:12 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).
1:12 Therefore, I shall always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you [already] know [them], and have been established in the truth which is present with [you.]

1:13 And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
1:13 And I consider it right, as long as I am in this [earthly] dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,

1:14 knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me.
1:14 knowing that the laying aside of my [earthly] dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

1:15 Yea, I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease to call these things to remembrance.
1:15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you may be able to call these things to mind.

1:16 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.
1:16 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.

1:17 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:
1:17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased"--

1:18 and this voice we (ourselves) heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.
1:18 and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

1:19 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:
1:19 And [so] we have the prophetic word [made] more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.
1:20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of one's own interpretation,

1:21 For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
1:21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.