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2 Peter 1:1-21

1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

2Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

3His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10Therefore, my brothers and sisters,1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prophecy of Scripture

12So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

16For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”1:17 Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35 18We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

2 Petro 1:1-21

1Saa krataa yi fi Simon Petro a ɔyɛ Yesu Kristo somfo ne ne somafo nkyɛn,

Ɔde rekɔma 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:

2Adom ne asomdwoe a ɛdɔɔso a efi Onyankopɔn ne Yesu a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade no mmra mo so.

Onyankopɔn Frɛ

3Onyankopɔn nam ne tumi so ama mo biribiara a ɛho hia ma asetena pa ne nyamesu. Nimdeɛ a yɛwɔ wɔ nea ofi nʼanuonyam ne nnepa mu frɛɛ yɛn no na ama yɛn saa tumi yi. 4Ɔnam nʼanuonyam ne nnepa so ahyɛ yɛn bɔ a ɛsom bo yiye. Ɛno nti, mobɛyɛ ne nyameyɛ no adedifo na moafi nea wiase yi porɔwee a akɔnnɔ bɔne de ba no mu.

5Esiane saa nti, mommɔ mmɔden mfa nneyɛe a ɛho tew nka mo gyidi ho; na momfa nimdeɛ nka nneyɛe a ɛho tew ho; 6na momfa ahohyɛso nka mo nimdeɛ ho; na momfa boasetɔ nka mo ahohyɛso ho; na momfa nyamesom pa nka mo boasetɔ ho; 7na momfa onuadɔ nka nyamesom pa ho, na momfa ɔdɔ ankasa nka onuadɔ ho. 8Eyinom 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. 9Na obiara a onni bi no yɛ onifuraefo a ontumi nhu ade. Ne werɛ afi sɛ wɔahohoro ne ho afi ne bɔne dedaw no mu.

10Enti 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. 11Sɛ mofa saa ɔkwan yi so a, wɔbɛma mo akɔ yɛn Awurade ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo Ahenni a ɛto ntwa da no mu.

12Ne saa nti daa mekaakae mo saa asɛm yi a munim na ase atim wɔ nokware a moagye adi no mu no. 13Misusuw sɛ, eye sɛ mmere dodow a mete ase yi, mɛbɔ mo nkae wɔ saa asɛm yi ho. 14Minim sɛ ɛrenkyɛ biara megyaw saa ɔhonam yi hɔ sɛnea yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo daa no adi kyerɛɛ me no. 15Mɛbɔ mmɔden sɛ mɛfa ɔkwan bi so ama moakae saa nsɛm yi bere biara wɔ me wu akyi.

16Ɛnyɛ anansesɛm na yɛte bɛka kyerɛɛ mo wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo tumi ne ba a ɔrebɛba no ho, na mmom yɛahu na yedi ne kɛseyɛ no ho adanse. 17Yɛwɔ hɔ bi na Agya Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no anuonyam bere a nne bi fii Anuonyam kɛse mu kae se, “Oyi ne me Dɔba a ɔsɔ mʼani!” no. 18Yɛn ankasa tee nne no sɛ efi ɔsoro reba bere a na yɛne no wɔ Bepɔw Kronkron no so no.

19Ɛno 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 bɛkyɛ ama anɔpa nsoromma ahyerɛn wɔ mo koma mu no. 20Eyinom nyinaa akyi no, monkae saa asɛm yi: Obiara nni hɔ a ɔnam nʼankasa so betumi akyerɛ Kyerɛwsɛm mu nkɔmhyɛ ase. 21Na nkɔmhyɛ biara mfi onipa pɛ mu, na mmom, Honhom Kronkron tumi mu na nnipa ka asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn.