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.

New International Version - UK

2 Peter 1:1-21

1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

2Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirming one’s calling and election

3His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But whoever does not have them is short-sighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10Therefore, my brothers and sisters,1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Prophecy of Scripture

12So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

16For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17He received honour and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’1:17 Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35 18We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.