1Ndine Simoni Petro, mtumiki ndi mtumwi wa Yesu Khristu.
Kwa anthu amene analandira chikhulupiriro cha mtengowapatali chomwe ifenso tinalandira chifukwa cha chilungamo cha Mulungu ndi Mpulumutsi wathu Yesu Khristu.
2 Chisomo ndi mtendere zochuluka zikhale nanu pomudziwa Mulungu ndi Yesu Ambuye athu.
Kudziwa za Mayitanidwe ndi za Kusankhidwa Kwathu
3 Mulungu mwa mphamvu zake anatipatsa zonse zofunika kukhala moyo opembedza, potidziwitsa za Iyeyo amene anatiyitana ku ulemerero wake ndi ubwino wake. 4 Mwa ulemerero ndi ubwino wakewo, anatipatsa malonjezo opambana kwambiri ndi a mtengowapatali. Amenewa ndi malonjezo amene amakuthandizani kulandira nawo moyo wa Mulungu, titapulumuka ku chiwonongeko chimene chili mʼdziko lapansi chifukwa cha zilakolako zoyipa.
5 Choncho, chitani khama kuwonjezera moyo wabwino pa chikhulupiriro chanu, ndipo pa moyo wabwino muwonjezerepo nzeru. 6 Pa nzeru muwonjezerepo kudziretsa, pa kudziretsa muwonjezerepo chipiriro, ndipo pa chipiriro muwonjezerepo khalidwe lolemekeza Mulungu. 7 Pa khalidwe lolemekeza Mulungu muwonjezerepo chifundo cha ubale, pa chifundo cha ubale muwonjezerepo chikondi. 8 Ngati zonsezi zikhala mwa inu nʼkumachuluka, zidzakuthandizani kuti musakhale aulesi ndi osapindula ndi chidziwitso chanu cha Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu. 9 Koma ngati wina alibe zimenezi, ndi wakhungu sangathe kuona patali, ndipo wayiwala kuti anayeretsedwa machimo ake akale.
10 Nʼchifukwa chake abale anga, funitsitsani kuti mayitanidwe ndi masankhidwe anu akhale otsimikizika. Pakuti ngati muchita zinthu izi, simudzagwa konse. 11 Mudzalandiridwa bwino kwambiri mu ufumu wosatha wa Ambuye ndi Mpulumutsi wathu Yesu Khristu.
Kukhala Oyera Mtima
12 Tsono ine ndidzakukumbutsani nthawi zonse za zinthu zimenezi, ngakhale kuti mumazidziwa ndipo kuti munakhazikika mʼchoonadi chimene muli nacho tsopano. 13 Ndikuganiza kuti nʼkoyenera ndikanali mu msasa uno, kuti ndikutsitsimutseni ndi kukukumbutsani, 14 chifukwa ndikudziwa kuti posachedwapa ndikuchoka mu msasa uno, monga Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu anandidziwitsiratu. 15 Ndipo ndidzayesetsa kuti nditachoka, mudzakumbukire nthawi zonse.
16 Ife sitinatsate nkhani zongopeka titakuwuzani za mphamvu zake ndi zakubweranso kwa Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu, koma tinaona ndi maso athu za ukulu wake. 17 Pakuti Iye analandira ulemu ndi ulemerero kuchokera kwa Mulungu Atate atamufikira mawu ochokera ku ulemerero wa ukulu akuti, “Uyu ndi mwana wanga amene Ine ndimukonda, amene ndimakondwera naye kwambiri.” 18 Ifeyo tinamva mawuwa akuchokera kumwamba pamene tinali naye pamodzi pa phiri lopatulika lija.
19 Tsono ifenso tili ndi mawu a uneneri amene ndi odalirika kwambiri ndipo inu mudzachita bwino mukawasamalira mawuwa, monga kuwunika kumene kukuwala mu mdima, mpaka tsiku lidzayambe kucha, pamene nthanda idzayambe kuwala mʼmitima mwanu. 20 Kuposa zonse, inu muyenera kuzindikira kuti palibe mawu a uneneri amene amatanthauzidwa pa okha. 21 Pakuti mawu a uneneri sanadze mwa kufuna kwa anthu, koma anthu anayankhula zochokera kwa Mulungu, Mzimu Woyera atawayankhulitsa.
Greetings from Peter
1This letter is from Simon[a] Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.
I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness[b] of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.
2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
Growing in Faith
3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.
10 So, dear brothers and sisters,[c] work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Paying Attention to Scripture
12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. 13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live.[d] 14 For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,[e] 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.
16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”[f] 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines[g] in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,[h] 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.