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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

彼得后书 1

1我是耶稣基督的奴仆和使徒西门·彼得,写信给借着我们的上帝和救主耶稣基督的义,与我们得到同样宝贵信心的人。

愿你们因认识上帝和我们主耶稣而得到丰富的恩典和平安!

追求长进

因为我们认识了用自己的荣耀和美德呼召我们的上帝,上帝以祂神圣的能力将生命与敬虔所需要的一切赐给了我们。 借此,祂已将既宝贵又伟大的应许赏给了我们,使我们脱离世上私欲带来的败坏,能够有份于上帝的性情。

正因如此,你们要加倍努力,不仅要有信心,还要有好的德行;不仅要有好的德行,还要有知识; 不仅要有知识,还要有节制;不仅要有节制,还要有忍耐;不仅要有忍耐,还要有敬虔; 不仅要有敬虔,还要有爱弟兄姊妹的心;不仅要有爱弟兄姊妹的心,还要有爱众人的心。 如果充分具备了这些品德,你们对我们主耶稣基督的认识就不会停滞不前,毫无收获。 缺乏上述品德的人不是瞎眼就是目光短浅,忘记他从前的罪已经得到洁净。

10 所以,弟兄姊妹,你们要更加努力,以确定自己蒙了呼召和拣选。这样,你们就绝不会失足犯罪, 11 进入我们的主和救主耶稣基督永恒国度的大门必为你们敞开。

12 虽然你们已经知道这些事,并且在所领受的真道上也很坚固,但我还是要常常提醒你们。 13 我觉得应当趁着我还在世的时候[a]提醒你们,激励你们, 14 因我知道自己离世的日子已经不远了,正如我们的主耶稣基督指示我的。 15 我要尽力使你们在我离世以后仍然常常记得这些事。

见证基督的荣耀

16 我们从前告诉你们有关主耶稣基督的大能和祂降临的事,并非根据巧妙虚构的神话,而是我们亲眼见过祂的威荣。 17 祂从父上帝那里得到了尊贵和荣耀,那时从极大的荣光中有声音对祂说:“这是我的爱子,我甚喜悦祂。” 18 当时我们和祂一同在圣山上,亲耳听见了这来自天上的声音。

19 这使我们更加确信先知的预言。你们要留意这些预言,把这些预言看作照耀在黑暗中的明灯,一直到天破晓、晨星在你们心中升起。 20 你们首先该知道:圣经上的一切预言都不可随人的私意解释, 21 因为预言绝非出于人的意思,都是人受了圣灵的感动,讲出上帝的信息。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:13 还在世的时候”希腊文是“还在这帐篷里的时候”,作者用帐篷代表自己的身体。