New Living Translation

2 Peter 1

Greetings from Peter

1This letter is from Simon[a] Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness[b] of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.

May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

Growing in Faith

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.

10 So, dear brothers and sisters,[c] work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Paying Attention to Scripture

12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. 13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live.[d] 14 For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,[e] 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.

16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”[f] 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines[g] in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,[h] 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Greek Simeon.
  2. 1:1b Or to you in the righteousness.
  3. 1:10 Greek brothers.
  4. 1:13 Greek as long as I am in this tent [or tabernacle].
  5. 1:14 Greek I must soon put off my tent [or tabernacle].
  6. 1:17 Matt 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35.
  7. 1:19 Or rises.
  8. 1:20 Or is a matter of one’s own interpretation.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

2 Peetero 1

1Nze Simooni Peetero omuddu era omutume wa Yesu Kristo mpandiikira abo abaafuna okukkiriza okw’omuwendo nga ffe, mu butuukirivu bwa Katonda waffe era Omulokozi waffe Yesu Kristo, ekisa n’emirembe byeyongerenga mu mmwe nga mutegeera Katonda ne Yesu Mukama waffe.

Okuyita n’okulonda kwa Katonda

Kubanga mu maanyi g’obwakatonda bwe, mwe twaweerwa ebintu byonna olw’obulamu buno n’okutya Katonda mu kumanya oyo eyatuyita olw’ekitiibwa kye n’obulungi bwe ye. Ebyo bye byatuweesa ebisuubizo eby’omuwendo ebikulu, mu byo mulyoke mugabanire awamu obuzaaliranwa bw’obwakatonda, muwone okuzikirira okuva mu kwegomba okubi okw’omu nsi.

Noolwekyo mufubenga nnyo, okukkiriza kwammwe mukwongereko obulungi, ne ku bulungi mwongereko okutegeera, ne ku kutegeera mwongereko okwefuganga, ne ku kwefuganga mwongereko obugumiikiriza, ne ku bugumiikiriza mwongereko okutya Katonda, ne ku kutya Katonda mwongereko okufaayo ku booluganda abalala bonna ne ku kufaayo ku booluganda bonna abalala mwongereko okwagalananga. Kubanga bwe muba n’ebyo ne byeyongera obungi, bibafuula ba mugaso era ababala ebibala olw’okutegeera Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo. Oyo atalina ebyo muzibe wa maaso era awunaawuna, era yeerabidde bwe yanaazibwako ebibi bye eby’edda.

10 Kale, abooluganda mweyongerenga okunywerera mu kulondebwa kwammwe ne mu kuyitibwa kwammwe. Kubanga bwe munaakolanga bwe mutyo temulyesittala n’omulundi n’ogumu. 11 Era mulyanirizibwa n’essanyu lingi nnyo mu bwakabaka bwa Mukama waffe era Omulokozi waffe Yesu Kristo.

12 Noolwekyo, ebyo nzija kubibajjukizanga buli kiseera, newaakubadde nga mubimanyi, era nga ddala munyweredde mu mazima ge mwategeera. 13 Era ndowooza nti kiŋŋwanira nga nkyali mu mubiri guno, okubakubirizanga nga nneeyongera okubibajjukiza. 14 Kubanga mmanyi nga nnaatera okuva mu mubiri guno, nga Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bwe yantegeeza. 15 Kyenva nfuba ennyo okukola kyonna kye nsobola, ne bwe ndivaawo mube ng’ebyo byonna mubijjukira.

16 Kubanga tetwagoberera ngero bugero ezaagunjibwa wabula twabategeeza ebyo bye twalabirako ddala, eby’amaanyi n’okukomawo kwa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, era n’obukulu bwe. 17 Kubanga Katonda Kitaffe yamuwa ekitiibwa n’ettendo, eddoboozi bwe lyawulikika okuva mu ggulu mu kitiibwa ekingi ekimasamasa nti, “Ono ye Mwana wange omwagalwa gwe nsanyukira ennyo.” 18 Ffe bwe twali awamu naye ku lusozi olutukuvu, twawulirira ddala eddoboozi eryo eryava mu ggulu.

19 Kyetuvudde tweyongera okukakasa ebyo bannabbi bye baategeeza, era bwe munaabigonderanga munaabanga mukoze bulungi. Kubanga biri ng’ettaala eyaka mu kizikiza okutuusa obudde lwe bukya, emunyeenye ey’enkya n’eryoka eyaka mu mitima gyammwe. 20 Okusooka mukimanye nga buli bunnabbi obuli mu byawandiikibwa, tewali ayinza kubunnyonnyola ku bubwe yekka. 21 Kubanga bannabbi tebaayogeranga byabwe ku bwabwe, wabula baategeezanga ebyo Katonda bye yabalagiranga nga Mwoyo Mutukuvu bwe yabibawanga.