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.
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.
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.
2May 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
3God’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. 4He 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.
5So you should try very hard to add goodness to your faith. To goodness, add knowledge. 6To 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. 7To godliness, add kindness for one another. And to kindness for one another, add love. 8All these things should describe you more and more. They will make you useful and fruitful as you know our Lord Jesus Christ better. 9But 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.
10My 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. 11You 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
12So 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. 13I 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. 14I know my tent will soon be removed. Our Lord Jesus Christ has made that clear to me. 15I 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.
16We 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. 17God 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) 18We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven. We were with him on the sacred mountain.
19We 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. 20Above all, here is what you must understand. No prophecy in Scripture ever came from a prophet’s own understanding of things. 21Prophecy 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.