New Amharic Standard Version

2 ጴጥሮስ 1:1-21

1የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ አገልጋይና ሐዋርያ ስምዖን ጴጥሮስ፤

በአምላካችንና በአዳኛችን በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ጽድቅ በኩል እንደ ተቀበልነው ዐይነት ክቡር እምነት ለተቀበሉት፤

2እግዚአብሔርንና ጌታችን ኢየሱስን በማወቅ ጸጋና ሰላም ይብዛላችሁ።

መጠራትንና መመረጥን ማረጋገጥ

3በገዛ ክብሩና በበጎነቱ የጠራንን እርሱን በማወቅ ለሕይወትና ለእውነተኛ መንፈሳዊነት የሚያስፈልገንን ሁሉ የመለኮቱ ኀይል ሰጥቶናል። 4ከክፉ ምኞት የተነሣ በዓለም ካለው ምግባረ ብልሹ ሕይወት አምልጣችሁ ከመለኮታዊ ባሕርይ ተካፋዮች እንድትሆኑ በእነዚህ ነገሮች አማካይነት እጅግ ታላቅና ክቡር የሆነውን ተስፋ ሰጥቶናል።

5በዚህም ምክንያት በሙሉ ትጋት በእምነታችሁ ላይ በጎነትን ለመጨመር ጣሩ፤ በበጎነት ላይ ዕውቀትን፣ 6በዕውቀት ላይ ራስን መግዛት፣ ራስን በመግዛት ላይ መጽናትን፣ በመጽናት ላይ እውነተኛ መንፈሳዊነትን፤ 7በእውነተኛ መንፈሳዊነት ላይ ወንድማዊ መተሳሰብን፣ በወንድማዊ መተሳሰብ ላይ ፍቅርን ጨምሩ። 8እነዚህ ባሕርያት ተትረፍርፈው ቢኖሯችሁ ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን በማወቅ ዳተኞችና ፍሬ ቢሶች ከመሆን ይጠብቋችኋል። 9እነዚህ ባሕርያት የሌሉት ግን የሩቁን የማያይ ወይም ዕውር ነው፤ ከቀድሞው ኀጢአቱ መንጻቱንም ረስቶአል።

10ስለዚህ ወንድሞች ሆይ፤ መጠራታችሁንና መመረጣችሁን ለማጽናት ከፊት ይልቅ ትጉ፤ ምክንያቱም እነዚህን ብታደርጉ ከቶ አትሰናከሉም፤ 11በዚህም ወደ ጌታችንና አዳኛችን ወደ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ዘላለማዊ መንግሥት መግባት በሙላት ይሰጣችኋል።

የቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት ትንቢት

12ስለዚህ ምንም እንኳ እነዚህን ነገሮች ብታውቋቸውና በያዛችሁት እውነት ብትጸ ኑም፣ ስለ እነዚህ ነገሮች እናንተን ዘወትር ከማሳሰብ ቸል አልልም። 13በዚህ ምድራዊ ድንኳን ውስጥ እስካለሁ ድረስ እናንተን መጐትጐት ትክክል ሆኖ ይታየኛል፤ 14ምክንያቱም ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ እንደ ገለጠልኝ ይህን ምድራዊ ድንኳን ቶሎ ጥዬ እንደምሄድ ዐውቃለሁ፤ 15እነዚህን ነገሮች ከተለየኋችሁም በኋላ ዘወትር ታስቡ ዘንድ እተጋለሁ።

16ስለ ጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ኀይልና ስለ መምጣቱ የነገርናችሁ እኮ የእርሱን ግርማ በዐይናችን አይተን እንጂ፣ በሰዎች ጥበብ የተፈጠረውን ተረት ተከትለን አይደለም፤ 17ምክንያቱም ከግርማዊው ክብር “በእርሱ ደስ የሚለኝ የምወደው ልጄ ይህ ነው” የሚል ድምፅ በመጣለት ጊዜ ከእግዚአብሔር አብ ክብርና ሞገስ ተቀብሎአል፤ 18እኛም ከእርሱ ጋር በቅዱሱ ተራራ ላይ በነበርንበት ጊዜ ይህ ድምፅ ከሰማይ ሲመጣ ሰምተናል።

19እንግዲያስ ትንቢታዊው ቃል ይበልጥ ተረጋግጦልናል፤ ሌሊቱ እስኪነጋና የንጋት ኮከብ በልባችሁ እስኪበራ ድረስ፣ በጨለማ ስፍራ ለሚበራ መብራት ጥንቃቄ እንደሚደረግ እናንተም ለዚህ ቃል ብትጠነቀቁ መልካም ታደርጋላችሁ። 20ከሁሉ አስቀድሞ ይህን ልታውቁ ይገባችኋል፤ በመጽሐፍ ያለው የትንቢት ቃል ሁሉ ማንም ሰው በገዛ ራሱ መንገድ የሚተረጒመው አይደለም፤ 21ምክንያቱም ትንቢት ከእግዚአብሔር የተላኩ ሰዎች በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ተመርተው ተናገሩት እንጂ ከቶ በሰው ፈቃድ የመጣ አይደለም።

New International Reader’s Version

2 Peter 1:1-21

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.