New American Standard Bible

2 Peter 1

Growth in Christian Virtue

1[a]Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received a faith of the same [b]kind as ours, [c]by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us [d]by His own glory and [e]excellence. [f]For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral [g]excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; 11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

12 Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you. 13 I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.

Eyewitnesses

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an [h]utterance as this was [i]made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this [j]utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

19 [k]So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own 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

  1. 2 Peter 1:1 Two early mss read Simeon
  2. 2 Peter 1:1 Or value
  3. 2 Peter 1:1 Or in
  4. 2 Peter 1:3 Or to
  5. 2 Peter 1:3 Or virtue
  6. 2 Peter 1:4 Lit Through which (things)
  7. 2 Peter 1:5 Or virtue
  8. 2 Peter 1:17 Lit voice
  9. 2 Peter 1:17 Lit brought
  10. 2 Peter 1:18 Lit voice brought
  11. 2 Peter 1:19 Or We have the even more sure prophetic word

Nádej pre kazdého

Druhý Petrov List 1

1 Šimon Peter, služobník a apoštol Ježiša Krista, posiela tento list všetkým, ktorým Boh a náš Spasiteľ Ježiš Kristus dal tú istú vzácnu vieru ako nám. Želám vám, aby ste prežívali Božiu dobrotivosť a pokoj.

To dosiahnete hlbším poznaním Boha a Ježiša, nášho Pána.

Výzva ku kresťanským cnostiam

Pán Boh nám dal vo svojej moci všetko, čo potrebujeme pre ozajstný život viery: poznali sme toho, ktorý nás pozval k sebe, a dáva nám aj účasť na svojej sláve a cnostiach.

Obdaril nás tým najväčším a najvzácnejším zasľúbením, a to preto, aby sme unikli všetkému zlu, ktoré nás vo svete obklopuje, a získali Boží charakter.

Urobte všetko pre to, aby vás viera viedla k cnostnému životu, k stále hlbšiemu poznávaniu Boha,

k sebadisciplíne, trpezlivosti, úplnej oddanosti Bohu,

k bratskej náklonnosti a kresťanskej láske.

Ak usilovne pôjdete touto cestou, budete užitoční pre nášho Pána Ježiša Krista.

Ten, kto nemá tieto charakterové črty, je slepý, lebo v svojej zaslepenosti zabúda, že ho Boh oslobodil od starého hriechu.

10 Moji drahí bratia, usilujte sa teda, aby ste svojím kresťanským životom dokazovali, že si vás Boh zavolal a vyvolil. Tak nikdy nezídete z cesty viery

11 a Pán Boh vám doširoka otvorí večné kráľovstvo nášho Pána a Spasiteľa Ježiša Krista.

Petrovo svedectvo o Pánovi

12 Chcem vám stále pripomínať tieto veci, hoci ich už dávno dobre poznáte a podľa nich žijete.

13 Náš Pán Ježiš Kristus mi zjavil, že môj život tu na zemi sa chýli ku koncu, že čoskoro zomriem.

14 Ale pokiaľ som tu, pokladám si za povinnosť povzbudzovať vašu vieru.

15 Chcem na to využiť každú príležitosť, aby ste sa k mojim radám mohli vracať aj po mojej smrti.

16 Keď sme vás oboznamovali s mocou Ježiša Krista, nerozprávali sme vám nejaké výmysly. Veď sme videli jeho božský majestát na vlastné oči!

17 Bol som s ním na galilejskom vrchu, kde sa nám predstavil vo svojej božskej vznešenosti.

18 Počul som ten slávny, mocný hlas volajúci z neba: Toto je môj milovaný Syn, moja radosť."

19 A tak sme boli svedkami toho, ako sa do dôsledku splnili proroctvá. Preto im venujte tú najväčšiu pozornosť, veď svietia ako svetlo uprostred nočnej tmy, kým nesvitne deň a nevyjde zornička vo vašich srdciach.

20 A predovšetkým si buďte vedomí toho, že nijaké proroctvo Písma sa nedá svojvoľne vykladať, proroctvo nikdy nevzišlo z ľudskej vôle, ale Duch Svätý zveril prorokom, týmto Božím ľuďom, pravdivé posolstvo.