New International Reader's Version

2 Peter 1

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.

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

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. 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.

So you should try very hard to add goodness to your faith. To goodness, add knowledge. 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. To godliness, add kindness for one another. And to kindness for one another, add love. All these things should describe you more and more. They will make you useful and fruitful as you know our Lord Jesus Christ better. 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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

2 Peteru 1

1Simoni Peteru, ìránṣẹ́ àti aposteli Jesu Kristi,

Sí àwọn tí ó gba irú iyebíye ìgbàgbọ́ kan náà pẹ̀lú wá nínú òdodo Ọlọ́run wa àti ti Jesu Kristi Olùgbàlà.

Kí oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà máa bí sí i fún yín nínú ìmọ̀ Ọlọ́run àti ti Jesu Olúwa wa.

Mímú kí ìpè àti yíyàn ẹni dájú

Bí agbára rẹ̀ bí Ọlọ́run ti fún wa ní ohun gbogbo tí a nílò fún ṣe ti ìyè àti ti ìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run, nípa ìmọ̀ ẹni tí ó pè wá nípa Ògo àti ìṣeun rẹ̀. Nípa èyí tí ó fi àwọn ìlérí rẹ̀ tí ó tóbi púpọ̀ tí ó ṣe iyebíye fún wa: pé nípa ìwọ̀nyí ni kí ẹ̀yin lè di alábápín nínú àbùdá ti Ọlọ́run, nígbà tí ẹ̀yin bá ti yọ kúrò nínú ìbàjẹ́ tí ó ń bẹ nínú ayé nípa ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́.

Àti nítorí ìdí èyí, ẹ máa ṣe àìsimi gbogbo, ẹ fi ìwà rere kún ìgbàgbọ́, àti ìmọ̀ kún ìwà rere; àti àìrékọjá kún ìmọ̀; àti sùúrù kún àìrékọjá; àti ìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run kún sùúrù. Àti ìfẹ́ ọmọnìkejì kún ìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run; àti ìfẹ́ni kún ìfẹ́ ọmọnìkejì. Nítorí bí ẹ̀yin bá ní nǹkan wọ̀nyí tí wọ́n bá sì pọ̀, wọn kì yóò jẹ́ kí ẹ ṣe ọ̀lẹ tàbí aláìléso nínú ìmọ̀ Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi. Ṣùgbọ́n ẹni tí ó bá ṣe aláìní nǹkan wọ̀nyí, kò lè ríran ní òkèèrè, ó fọjú, ó sì ti gbàgbé pé a ti wẹ òun nù kúrò nínú ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ rẹ̀ àtijọ́.

10 Nítorí náà, ará ẹ túbọ̀ máa ṣe àìsimi láti sọ ìpè àti yíyàn yín di dájúdájú: nítorí bí ẹ̀yin bá ń ṣe nǹkan wọ̀nyí, ẹ̀yin kì yóò ṣubú. 11 Nítorí báyìí ni a ó pèsè fún yín lọ́pọ̀lọpọ̀ láti wọ ìjọba àìnípẹ̀kun ti Olúwa àti Olùgbàlà wa Jesu Kristi.

Àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ ti ọrọ̀ Ọlọ́run

12 Nítorí náà, èmi ó máa rán yin létí àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí nígbà gbogbo, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé ẹ̀yin ti mọ̀ wọ́n, tí ẹsẹ̀ yín sì múlẹ̀ nínú òtítọ́ tí ẹ ní báyìí. 13 Èmi sì rò pé ó tọ́ láti máa mú wọn wá sí ìrántí yín, níwọ̀n ìgbà tí èmí ba ń bẹ nínú àgọ́ ara yìí. 14 Bí èmi ti mọ̀ pé, bíbọ́ àgọ́ ara mi yìí sílẹ̀ kù sí dẹ̀dẹ̀, àní, bí Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi ti fihàn mí. 15 Èmi ó sì máa ṣaápọn pẹ̀lú, kí ẹ̀yin lè máa rántí nǹkan wọ̀nyí nígbà gbogbo lẹ́yìn ikú mi.

16 Nítorí kì í ṣe bí ẹni tí ó ń tọ ìtàn asán lẹ́yìn tí a fi ọgbọ́nkọ́gbọ́n là sílẹ̀, nígbà tí àwa sọ fún yín ní ti agbára àti wíwá Jesu Kristi Olúwa, ṣùgbọ́n ẹlẹ́rìí ọláńlá rẹ̀ ni àwa jẹ́. 17 Nítorí tí Ó gba ọlá àti ògo láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba, nígbà tí irú ohùn yìí fọ̀ sí i láti inú ògo ńlá náà wá pé, “Èyí ni àyànfẹ́ ọmọ mi, ẹni tí inú mi dùn sí gidigidi.” 18 Àwa pẹ̀lú sì gbọ́ ohun yìí tí ó ti ọ̀run wá nígbà tí àwa wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ ní orí òkè mímọ́ náà.

19 Àwa sì ní ìfẹsẹ̀múlẹ̀ ọ̀rọ̀ àwọn wòlíì dunjúdunjú sí i, èyí tí ó yẹ kí ẹ kíyèsi gẹ́gẹ́ bí fìtílà tó ń mọ́lẹ̀ níbi tí òkùnkùn gbé wà, títí ilẹ̀ yóò fi mọ́, tí ìràwọ̀ òwúrọ̀ yóò sì yọ lọ́kàn yín. 20 Ju gbogbo rẹ̀ lọ, kí ẹ ní òye yìí pé kò sí àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ ìwé mímọ́ kankan tí ó wáyé nípa ìtumọ̀ wòlíì fún rara rẹ̀. 21 Nítorí àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ kan kò ti ipá ìfẹ́ ènìyàn wá rí; ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ènìyàn ń sọ̀rọ̀ láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run bí a ti ń darí wọn láti ọwọ́ Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ wá.