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2 Peter 1

Growth in Christian Virtue

1[a]Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ,

To those who have [b]received and possess [by God’s will] a precious faith of the [c]same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace [that special sense of spiritual well-being] be multiplied to you in the [true, intimate] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through [d]true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises [of inexpressible value], so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature. For this very reason, applying your diligence [to the divine promises, make every effort] in [exercising] your faith to, [e]develop moral excellence, and in moral excellence, knowledge (insight, understanding), and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, steadfastness, and in your steadfastness, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly affection, and in your brotherly affection, [develop Christian] love [that is, learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit]. For as these qualities are yours and are increasing [in you as you grow toward spiritual maturity], they will keep you from being useless and unproductive in regard to the true knowledge and greater understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is blind—shortsighted [closing his spiritual eyes to the truth], having become oblivious to the fact that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by [f]doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin]; 11 for in this way entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly provided to you.

12 Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them and are established in the truth which is [g]held firmly in your grasp. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this earthly tent, to inspire you by reminding you, 14 knowing that the laying aside of this earthly tent of mine is imminent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 Moreover, I will diligently endeavor [to see to it] that even after my departure you will be able, at all times, to call these things to mind.


16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories or myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were [h]eyewitnesses of His majesty [His grandeur, His authority, His sovereignty]. 17 For when He was invested with honor and [the radiance of the [i]Shekinah] glory from God the Father, such a voice as this came to Him from the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], [j]“This is My Son, My Beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased and delighted”— 18 and we [actually] heard this voice made from heaven when we were together with Him on the holy mountain.

19 So we have the prophetic word made more certain. You do well to pay [close] attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and light breaks through the gloom and the [k]morning star arises in your hearts. 20 [l]But understand this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of or comes from one’s own [personal or special] interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Peter 1:1 Two early manuscripts read Simeon, the direct transliteration of the Hebrew. The only other place this spelling appears in the NT is in Acts 15:14.
  2. 2 Peter 1:1 From a Greek word meaning to obtain by lot, emphasizing the fact that salvation is not something gained because of personal effort, but is received as an undeserved gift because of God’s grace.
  3. 2 Peter 1:1 I.e. equal in rank, honor and privilege.
  4. 2 Peter 1:3 There is no “secret knowledge” or “better way” or alternative belief system which God has revealed to some unique group or teacher. The truth is available to everyone.
  5. 2 Peter 1:5 Lit supply.
  6. 2 Peter 1:10 I.e. developing the moral virtues outlined in vv 5-7.
  7. 2 Peter 1:12 Lit present with you.
  8. 2 Peter 1:16 A reference to the transfiguration (Matt 17:1ff).
  9. 2 Peter 1:17 The word “Shekinah” does not appear in Scripture, but has been used by both Christians and Jews to describe the visible divine Presence of God (the brilliant light of the divine), in such things as the burning bush, the cloud and the pillar of fire that led the Hebrews in the wilderness, and the Presence of God that rested between the cherubim over the mercy seat of the ark.
  10. 2 Peter 1:17 With these words God affirms the deity of Jesus and His divine essence.
  11. 2 Peter 1:19 Lit light-bringer.
  12. 2 Peter 1:20 Or For you know.

Korean Living Bible

베드로후서 1

1예수 그리스도의 종이며 사도인 시몬 베드로는 우리 하나님과 구주 예수 그리스 도의 의를 통해 우리와 같이 소중한 믿음을 받은 여러분에게

하나님과 예수 그리스도를 아는 지식으로 은혜와 평안이 더욱 넘치기를 기도합니다.

하나님을 더 잘 알자

그리스도께서는 신적인 능력으로 생명과 경건에 관한 모든 것을 우리에게 주셨습니다. 이것은 자신의 영광과 선으로써 우리를 부르신 분을 우리가 알게 될 때 얻어지는 것입니다.

이것으로 그리스도는 아주 소중하고 중대한 약속을 우리에게 주셨으며 이 약속을 통해 여러분이 세상의 파괴적인 정욕을 피하여 신의 성품에 참여하도록 하셨습니다.

그러므로 여러분은 최선을 다하여 여러분의 믿음에 선을, 선에 지식을,

지식에 절제를, 절제에 인내를, 인내에

경건을, 경건에 형제 우애를, 형제 우애에 사랑을 더하십시오.

이런 것들을 넉넉히 갖춘다면 여러분은 우리 주 예수 그리스도를 아는 지식이 더욱 풍부해질 것입니다.

그러나 이런 것을 갖추지 못한 사람은 앞 못 보는 소경이며 자기의 옛 죄가 깨끗해진 것을 잊어버린 사람입니다.

10 그러므로 형제 여러분, 더욱 힘써 하나님이 여러분을 불러 주시고 선택해 주셨다는 데 대한 확실한 경험을 갖도록 하십시오. 그러면 여러분이 넘어지지 않고

11 우리 주 예수 그리스도의 영원한 나라에 넉넉히 들어가게 될 것입니다.

12 여러분이 이런 일을 잘 알고 또 여러분이 받은 진리에 굳게 서 있겠지만 나는 언제나 여러분에게 이 일을 일깨워 주려고 합니다.

13 나는 이 육체의 천막 속에 사는 동안 여러분에게 이런 것을 일깨워 주는 것이 옳다고 생각합니다.

14 그것은 우리 주 예수 그리스도께서 나에게 분명히 보여 주신 대로 내가 이 육체의 천막을 벗어 버릴 날이 가까웠다는 것을 알고 있기 때문입니다.

15 그래서 내가 이 세상을 떠난 뒤에라도 여러분이 언제든지 이 일을 잊지 않도록 열심히 일깨워 주려는 것입니다.

16 우리 주 예수 그리스도의 능력과 다시 오심을 여러분에게 말할 때 우리는 꾸며낸 이야기를 전한 것이 아닙니다. 우리는 그분의 위엄 있는 모습을 똑똑히 보았습니다.

17 장엄한 영광 가운데서 “이 사람은 내가 사랑하고 기뻐하는 내 아들이다” 라는 음성이 들릴 때 예수님은 하나님 아버지께 영광과 존귀를 받으셨습니다.

18 우리도 거룩한 산에서 그분과 함께 있을 때 하늘에서 들려온 그 소리를 들었습니다.

19 그리고 우리에게는 보다 확실한 예언의 말씀이 있습니다. 날이 새어 샛별이 여러분의 마음에 떠오를 때까지 여러분은 어두움을 밝혀 주는 등불과 같은 그 말씀에 귀를 기울이는 것이 좋습니다.

20 그러나 먼저 알아야 할 것은 성경의 예언을 자기 멋대로 해석해서는 안 된다는 점입니다.

21 예언은 결코 사람의 뜻에서 나온 것이 아니라 성령님의 감동을 받은 사람들이 하나님에게 받아 말한 것이기 때문입니다.