Knijga O Kristu

2 Petrova 1:1-21

Petrovi pozdravi

1Šimun Petar, sluga i apostol Isusa Krista, svima koji dijelite istu dragocjenu vjeru koju smo primili od svojega Boga i Spasitelja Isusa Krista, koji nas je opravdao pred Bogom.

2Želim vam obilje milosti i mira u spoznaji Boga i našega Gospodina Isusa.

Život dostojan Božjeg poziva

3Kako sve bolje upoznajemo Isusa, njegova nam božanska snaga daruje sve što nam je potrebno za pobožan život. Pozvao nas je da budemo dionicima njegove slave i dobrote. 4Time nam je dao najveća, dragocjena obećanja. Obećao je da ćemo umaknuti pokvarenosti koja vlada u svijetu zbog požude te da ćemo biti dionicima njegove božanske naravi.

5Zato se svim silama trudite primijeniti u životu te obećane blagodati. Neka vaša vjera urodi dobrotom, a dobrota znanjem. 6Znanje će uroditi suzdržljivošću, suzdržljivost postojanošću, a postojanost pobožnošću. 7Pobožnost će donijeti ljubav prema drugim vjernicima pa ćete tako naposljetku uzrasti do Božje ljubavi. 8Imate li te vrline i napredujete li u njima, bit ćete marljivi i plodonosni u spoznaji našega Gospodina Isusa Krista. 9Ali tko nema tih vrlina, slijep je, kratkovidan: zaboravio je da ga je Bog očistio od prijašnjih grijeha.

10Zato se, draga braćo, svojski trudite dokazati da zaista pripadate onima koje je Bog pozvao i izabrao. Budete li tako činili, nikada nećete posrnuti. 11I Bog će vam širom otvoriti vrata neba da uđete u vječno kraljevstvo našega Gospodina i Spasitelja Isusa Krista.

Upućivanje na Sveto pismo

12I nadalje ću vas na to podsjećati—iako sve to već znate i čvrsto stojite u istini. 13Smatram da mi je dužnost, dokle god sam u ovomu tijelu, opominjati vas da budete budni. 14Gospodin Isus Krist kazao mi je, doduše, da ću ubrzo napustiti tijelo. 15Ali pobrinut ću se da se i nakon moje smrti sjećate toga u svakoj prilici.

16Jer nismo vam pričali lukavo izmišljene priče o tomu kako je Gospodin Isus Krist bio ovdje i o njegovoj sili, već smo bili očevici njegova veličanstva. 17Primio je slavu od Boga Oca kad se iz njegove uzvišene Slave začuo glas: “Ovo je moj ljubljeni Sin, moja radost!” 18I sami smo čuli taj glas s neba kad smo bili s njim na Svetoj gori.

19Zato proroštva smatramo još pouzdanijima. Dobro činite što ih pomnjivo proučavate jer su njihove riječi poput svjetiljke što svijetli u mraku—sve dok ne osvane dan i dok Kristovo blistavo svjetlo1:19 U grčkome: šatoru. ne zasja u vašim srcima. 20Ponajprije znajte da se nijedno proroštvo iz Svetoga pisma ne može tumačiti svojevoljno 21jer ga prorok nije izrekao svojom voljom, već od Boga nadahnut Svetim Duhom.

King James Version

2 Peter 1:1-21

1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3According 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: 4Whereby 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. 5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. 13Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 15Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. 16For 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. 17For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For 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.