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.
1I, Simon Peter, am writing this letter. I serve Jesus Christ. I am his apostle.
I am sending this letter to you. You are those who have received a faith as valuable as ours. You received it because our God and Savior Jesus Christ does what is right.
2 May more and more grace and peace be given to you. May they come to you as you learn more about God and about Jesus our Lord.
Showing That God Has Chosen You
3 God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life. All of this has come to us because we know the God who chose us. He chose us because of his own glory and goodness. 4 He has also given us his very great and valuable promises. He did it so you could share in his nature. You can share in it because you’ve escaped from the evil in the world. This evil is caused by sinful desires.
5 So you should try very hard to add goodness to your faith. To goodness, add knowledge. 6 To knowledge, add the ability to control yourselves. To the ability to control yourselves, add the strength to keep going. To the strength to keep going, add godliness. 7 To godliness, add kindness for one another. And to kindness for one another, add love. 8 All these things should describe you more and more. They will make you useful and fruitful as you know our Lord Jesus Christ better. 9 But what if these things don’t describe someone at all? Then that person can’t see very well. In fact, they are blind. They have forgotten that their past sins have been washed away.
10 My brothers and sisters, try very hard to show that God has appointed you to be saved. Try hard to show that he has chosen you. If you do everything I have just said, you will never trip and fall. 11 You will receive a rich welcome into the kingdom that lasts forever. It is the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Prophecy of Scripture Comes From God
12 So I will always remind you of these things. I’ll do it even though you know them. I’ll do it even though you now have deep roots in the truth. 13 I think it is right for me to remind you. It is right as long as I live in this tent. I’m talking about my body. 14 I know my tent will soon be removed. Our Lord Jesus Christ has made that clear to me. 15 I hope that you will always be able to remember these things after I’m gone. I will try very hard to see that you do.
16 We told you about the time our Lord Jesus Christ came with power. But we didn’t make up clever stories when we told you about it. With our own eyes we saw him in all his majesty. 17 God the Father gave him honor and glory. The voice of the Majestic Glory came to him. It said, “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him.” (Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35) 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven. We were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 We also have the message of the prophets. This message can be trusted completely. You must pay attention to it. The message is like a light shining in a dark place. It will shine until the day Jesus comes. Then the Morning Star will rise in your hearts. 20 Above all, here is what you must understand. No prophecy in Scripture ever came from a prophet’s own understanding of things. 21 Prophecy never came simply because a prophet wanted it to. Instead, the Holy Spirit guided the prophets as they spoke. So, although prophets are human, prophecy comes from God.