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2 Peter 1

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:

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

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

His 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. Through 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.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For 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. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prophecy of Scripture

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

16 For 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. 17 He 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.”[b] 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19 We 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. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For 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.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Peter 1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
  2. 2 Peter 1:17 Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

2 Petro 1:1-21

11:1 Rum 1:1; 1Pet 1:1; Rum 3:21-26; Tit 2:13Simoni Petro, mtumishi na mtume wa Yesu Kristo:

Kwa wale ambao kwa njia ya haki ya Mungu na Mwokozi wetu Yesu Kristo mmepokea imani iliyo na thamani kama yetu:

21:2 2Pet 3:18; Rum 1:7; Flp 3:8; 2Pet 2:20; 1:3, 8Neema na amani iwe kwenu kwa wingi katika kumjua Mungu na Yesu Bwana wetu.

Wito Wa Mkristo Na Uteule

31:3 1Pet 1:5; Rum 8:28; 1The 2:12Uweza wake wa uungu umetupatia mambo yote tunayohitaji kwa ajili ya uzima na uchaji wa Mungu, kwa kumjua yeye aliyetuita kwa utukufu wake na wema wake mwenyewe. 41:4 2Kor 7:1; Efe 4:24; Ebr 12:10; Yak 1:27Kwa sababu hiyo, ametukirimia ahadi zake kuu na za thamani kupitia mambo haya, ili kupitia hayo mpate kuwa washiriki wa asili ya uungu, na kuokoka kutoka upotovu ulioko duniani unaosababishwa na tamaa mbaya.

51:5 Kol 2:3; 2Pet 3:18; 1Pet 3:7; Gal 5:6, 22; Yud 3Kwa sababu hii hasa, jitahidini sana katika imani yenu kuongeza wema; na katika wema, maarifa; 61:6 Mdo 24:25; Ebr 10:36; 2Pet 1:3katika maarifa, kiasi; katika kiasi, saburi; katika saburi, utauwa;1:6 Maana yake kumcha Mungu. 71:7 Rum 12:10; 1The 3:12; Gal 6:18; 1The 5:15; 1Yn 4:21katika utauwa, upendano wa ndugu; na katika upendano wa ndugu, upendo. 81:8 Yn 15:2; Kol 1:10Kwa maana haya yakiwa ndani yenu kwa wingi na kuzidi kuongezeka, yanawasaidia msikose bidii wala kutozaa matunda katika kumjua Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo. 91:9 1Yn 2:11; Mt 1:21Lakini mtu yeyote asipokuwa na mambo haya haoni mbali, na ni kipofu, naye amesahau kule kutakaswa kutoka dhambi zake za zamani.

101:10 Za 15:5; Rum 8:28; Za 15:5; 2Pet 3:17; Yud 24Kwa hiyo, ndugu zangu, fanyeni bidii zaidi kuuthibitisha wito wenu na uteule wenu. Kwa maana mkifanya hivyo, hamtajikwaa kamwe, 111:11 Za 145:13; 2Tim 4:18; 2Pet 2:20; 3:18na mtajaliwa kwa ukarimu mwingi kuingia katika ufalme wa milele wa Bwana na Mwokozi wetu Yesu Kristo.

Unabii Wa Maandiko

121:12 1Yn 2:21; Flp 3:1; Yud 5; 2Yn 2Hivyo nitawakumbusha mambo haya siku zote, hata ingawa mnayajua na mmethibitishwa katika kweli mliyo nayo. 131:13 Isa 38:12; 2Kor 5:14; 2Pet 3:1; 2Kor 5:1, 4Naona ni vyema kuwakumbusha mambo haya wakati wote niwapo katika hema hili ambalo ni mwili wangu, 141:14 2Tim 4:6; Yn 13:36; 21:18, 19kwa sababu najua ya kwamba hivi karibuni nitaliweka kando, kama vile Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo alivyoliweka wazi kwangu. 151:15 Lk 9:31; Hes 22:4-20; 31:16; Kum 23:4; Yud 11; Ufu 2:14Nami nitafanya kila juhudi kuona kwamba baada ya kuondoka kwangu mtaweza kuyakumbuka mambo haya siku zote.

161:16 Mk 13:26; Hes 22:21-30; 1Kor 1:17; 2:1, 4; 2Kor 2:17; 4:2Tulipowafahamisha juu ya uweza na kuja kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo, hatukufuata hadithi zilizotungwa kwa werevu, bali tulishuhudia kwa macho yetu ukuu wake. 17Alipewa heshima na utukufu kutoka kwa Mungu Baba, sauti ilipomjia katika Utukufu Mkuu, ikisema, “Huyu ni Mwanangu mpendwa. Ninapendezwa naye sana.” 18Sisi wenyewe tuliisikia sauti hii ambayo ilitoka mbinguni, wakati tulipokuwa pamoja naye kwenye ule mlima mtakatifu.

191:19 Za 119:105; Ufu 22:16Nasi tunalo pia neno la hakika zaidi la unabii, ambalo mtafanya vyema mkiliangalia kwa bidii, kama vile nuru inavyongʼaa gizani, hadi kupambazuka na nyota ya asubuhi izuke mioyoni mwenu. 201:20 Rum 12:6; 2Pet 3:3Zaidi ya yote, yawapasa mjue kwamba hakuna unabii katika Maandiko uliofasiriwa kama alivyopenda nabii mwenyewe. 211:21 2Tim 3:16; 2Sam 23:2; Mdo 1:16Kwa maana unabii haukuja kamwe kwa mapenzi ya mwanadamu, bali watu walinena yaliyotoka kwa Mungu wakiongozwa na Roho Mtakatifu.