1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirming one’s calling and election
3 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. 4 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.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 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. 9 But whoever does not have them is short-sighted 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 Saviour 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 eye-witnesses of his majesty. 17 He received honour 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.
1Saa krataa yi fi Simon Petro a ɔyɛ Yesu Kristo somfo ne ne somafo nkyɛn. Ɔde kɔma 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.
2 Adom na asomdwoe a ɛdɔɔso a efi Onyankopɔn ne Yesu a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade no mmra mo so.
Frɛ a Onyankopɔn frɛ
3 Sɛnea munim no yiye no, ɔnam ne tumi so bɛma mo biribiara a ɛho hia ma asetena pa no. Na ɔma yɛn n’anuonyam ne nnepa a ɔwɔ no mpo bi. 4 Ɔnam saa tumi no ara so ama yɛn akyɛde a ɛsom bo sɛnea ɔhyɛɛ yɛn ho bɔ no. Na ɛnam so ama mo aguan afi anibere bɔne a ɛwɔ wiase no ho na mo ne no atena ne su no mu.
5 Esiane saa nti, mommɔ mmɔden mfa nneyɛe a ɛho tew nka mo gyidi ho; na momfa nimdeɛ nka nneyɛe a ɛho tew ho; 6 na momfa ahohyɛso nka mo nimdeɛ ho; na momfa boasetɔ nka mo ahohyɛso ho; na momfa nyamesom pa nka mo boasetɔ ho; 7 na momfa onuadɔ nka nyamesom pa ho; na momfa ɔdɔ mapa nka onuadɔ ho. 8 Eyinom 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. 9 Na obiara a onni bi no yɛ onifuraefo a ontumi nhu ade a ne werɛ afi sɛ wɔahohoro ne bɔne dedaw no.
10 Enti 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. 11 Sɛ mofa saa kwan yi so a, wɔbɛma mo akɔ yɛn Awurade ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo ahenni a ɛto ntwa da no mu.
12 Ne saa nti, daa mekaekae mo saa asɛm yi a munim na atim nokware a moagye adi no mu no.
13 Misusuw sɛ, eye sɛ mmere dodow a mete ase yi, mɛbɔ mo nkae wɔ saa asɛm yi ho. 14 Minim sɛ ɛrenkyɛ biara megyaw saa ɔhonam yi hɔ sɛnea yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo daa no adi kyerɛɛ me no. 15 Mɛbɔ mmɔden sɛ mɛfa ɔkwan bi so ama mo akae saa nsɛm yi bere biara me wu akyi.
16 Ɛnyɛ anansesɛm na yɛte bɛka kyerɛɛ mo fa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo tumi ne ba a ɔrebɛba no ho na mmom, yɛahu na yedi ne kɛseyɛ no ho adanse. 17 Yɛwɔ hɔ bi na Agya Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no anuonyam bere a ɛnne bi fi Anuonyam kɛse mu kae se, “Oyi ne me dɔ Ba a ɔsɔ m’ani!” no. 18 Yɛn ankasa tee nne no sɛ efi soro reba bere a na yɛne no wɔ Bepɔw Kronkron no so no.
19 Ɛno 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 bɛkye ama anɔpa nsoromma ahyerɛn wɔ mo koma mu no. 20 Eyinom nyinaa akyi no, monkae saa asɛm yi: Obiara nni hɔ a ɔnam n’ankasa so betumi akyerɛ Kyerɛwsɛm mu nkɔnhyɛ ase. 21 Na nkɔmhyɛ biara nso nni hɔ a efi onipa mu na mmom Honhom Kronkron no na ɛkyerɛɛ nnipa kwan bere a wɔreka asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn no.