1Saa krataa yi fi Simon Petro a ɔyɛ Yesu Kristo somfo ne ne somafo nkyɛn. Ɔde kɔma wɔn a esiane yɛn Nyankopɔn ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo trenee nti, wɔama wɔn gyidi a ɛsom bo te sɛ yɛn de no ara pɛ no.
2 Adom na asomdwoe a ɛdɔɔso a efi Onyankopɔn ne Yesu a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade no mmra mo so.
Frɛ a Onyankopɔn frɛ
3 Sɛnea munim no yiye no, ɔnam ne tumi so bɛma mo biribiara a ɛho hia ma asetena pa no. Na ɔma yɛn n’anuonyam ne nnepa a ɔwɔ no mpo bi. 4 Ɔnam saa tumi no ara so ama yɛn akyɛde a ɛsom bo sɛnea ɔhyɛɛ yɛn ho bɔ no. Na ɛnam so ama mo aguan afi anibere bɔne a ɛwɔ wiase no ho na mo ne no atena ne su no mu.
5 Esiane saa nti, mommɔ mmɔden mfa nneyɛe a ɛho tew nka mo gyidi ho; na momfa nimdeɛ nka nneyɛe a ɛho tew ho; 6 na momfa ahohyɛso nka mo nimdeɛ ho; na momfa boasetɔ nka mo ahohyɛso ho; na momfa nyamesom pa nka mo boasetɔ ho; 7 na momfa onuadɔ nka nyamesom pa ho; na momfa ɔdɔ mapa nka onuadɔ ho. 8 Eyinom ne su pa a ɛho hia mo. Na sɛ munya ma ɛdɔɔso a, ɛbɛma mo ayɛ nnam wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo ho nimdeɛ mu. 9 Na obiara a onni bi no yɛ onifuraefo a ontumi nhu ade a ne werɛ afi sɛ wɔahohoro ne bɔne dedaw no.
10 Enti me nuanom adɔfo, monyere mo ho wɔ dwuma no di mu, na enni mo ho adanse ampa ara sɛ Onyankopɔn afrɛ mo, ayi mo atena hɔ afebɔɔ. Sɛ moyɛ saa a, morenhintiw na morempa abaw nso. 11 Sɛ mofa saa kwan yi so a, wɔbɛma mo akɔ yɛn Awurade ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo ahenni a ɛto ntwa da no mu.
12 Ne saa nti, daa mekaekae mo saa asɛm yi a munim na atim nokware a moagye adi no mu no.
13 Misusuw sɛ, eye sɛ mmere dodow a mete ase yi, mɛbɔ mo nkae wɔ saa asɛm yi ho. 14 Minim sɛ ɛrenkyɛ biara megyaw saa ɔhonam yi hɔ sɛnea yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo daa no adi kyerɛɛ me no. 15 Mɛbɔ mmɔden sɛ mɛfa ɔkwan bi so ama mo akae saa nsɛm yi bere biara me wu akyi.
16 Ɛnyɛ anansesɛm na yɛte bɛka kyerɛɛ mo fa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo tumi ne ba a ɔrebɛba no ho na mmom, yɛahu na yedi ne kɛseyɛ no ho adanse. 17 Yɛwɔ hɔ bi na Agya Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no anuonyam bere a ɛnne bi fi Anuonyam kɛse mu kae se, “Oyi ne me dɔ Ba a ɔsɔ m’ani!” no. 18 Yɛn ankasa tee nne no sɛ efi soro reba bere a na yɛne no wɔ Bepɔw Kronkron no so no.
19 Ɛno nti, ɛma yenya nkɔm a odiyifo no hyɛe no mu gyidi yiye. Ɛsɛ sɛ mutie no yiye efisɛ, ɛte sɛ kanea a ɛhyerɛn wɔ sum mu kosi da a ade bɛkye ama anɔpa nsoromma ahyerɛn wɔ mo koma mu no. 20 Eyinom nyinaa akyi no, monkae saa asɛm yi: Obiara nni hɔ a ɔnam n’ankasa so betumi akyerɛ Kyerɛwsɛm mu nkɔnhyɛ ase. 21 Na nkɔmhyɛ biara nso nni hɔ a efi onipa mu na mmom Honhom Kronkron no na ɛkyerɛɛ nnipa kwan bere a wɔreka asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn no.
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: 2 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. 3 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. 4 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. 5 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), 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, steadfastness, and in your steadfastness, godliness, 7 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]. 8 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. 9 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
- 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 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.
- 2 Peter 1:1 I.e. equal in rank, honor and privilege.
- 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.
- 2 Peter 1:5 Lit supply.
- 2 Peter 1:10 I.e. developing the moral virtues outlined in vv 5-7.
- 2 Peter 1:12 Lit present with you.
- 2 Peter 1:16 A reference to the transfiguration (Matt 17:1ff).
- 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.
- 2 Peter 1:17 With these words God affirms the deity of Jesus and His divine essence.
- 2 Peter 1:19 Lit light-bringer.
- 2 Peter 1:20 Or For you know.