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:
2Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirming One’s Calling and Election
3His 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. 4Through 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.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8For 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. 9But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10Therefore, my brothers and sisters,1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Prophecy of Scripture
12So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16For 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. 17He 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.”1:17 Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35 18We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19We 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. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21For 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.
1Krataa yi firi Simon Petro a meyɛ Yesu Kristo ɔsomfoɔ ne ne ɔsomafoɔ nkyɛn,
Mede kɔma wɔn a ɛsiane yɛn Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo tenenee enti, wɔama wɔn gyidie a ɛsom bo te sɛ yɛn deɛ no ara pɛ no:
2Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛdɔɔso a ɛfiri 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 deɛ ɔfiri nʼanimuonyam ne nnepa mu frɛɛ yɛn no na ama yɛn saa tumi yi. 4Ɔnam nʼanimuonyam ne ne nnepa so ahyɛ yɛn bɔ a ɛsom bo yie. Ɛno enti, wama yɛn ne su kronkron no bi, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛbɛfiri ewiase yi porɔeɛ a akɔnnɔ bɔne de ba no mu.
5Esiane saa enti, mommɔ mmɔden mfa nneyɛeɛ a ɛho teɛ nka mo gyidie ho; na momfa nimdeɛ nka nneyɛeɛ a ɛho teɛ ho; 6na momfa ahohyɛsoɔ nka mo nimdeɛ ho; na momfa boasetɔ nka mo ahohyɛsoɔ ho; na momfa nyamesom pa nka mo boasetɔ ho; 7na momfa onuadɔ nka nyamesom pa ho, na momfa ɔdɔ amapa nka onuadɔ ho. 8Yeinom ne su pa a ɛho hia mo. Na sɛ monya ma ɛdɔɔso a, ɛbɛma mo ayɛ nnam wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo ho nimdeɛ mu. 9Na obiara a ɔnni bi no yɛ onifirani a ɔntumi nhunu adeɛ. Ne werɛ afiri sɛ wɔahohoro ne bɔne dada.
10Enti, me nuanom adɔfoɔ, monyere mo ho wɔ dwuma no die mu, na ɛnni mo ho adanseɛ ampa ara sɛ Onyankopɔn afrɛ mo, ayi mo atena hɔ afebɔɔ. Sɛ moyɛ saa a, morensunti na morempa aba nso. 11Sɛ mofa saa ɛkwan yi so a, wɔbɛma mo akɔ yɛn Awurade ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo Ahennie a ɛtoɔ ntwa da no mu.
12Ne saa enti, daa mekaakae mo saa asɛm yi a monim na atim nokorɛ a moagye adi no mu no. 13Mesusu sɛ, ɛyɛ sɛ mmerɛ dodoɔ a mete ase yi, mɛbɔ mo nkaeɛ wɔ saa asɛm yi ho. 14Menim sɛ ɛrenkyɛre biara mɛgya saa ɔhonam yi hɔ sɛdeɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo daa no adi kyerɛɛ me no. 15Mɛbɔ mmɔden sɛ mɛfa ɛkwan biara so ama mo akae saa nsɛm yi ɛberɛ biara wɔ me wuo akyi.
16Ɛnyɛ anansesɛm na yɛte bɛka kyerɛɛ mo wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo tumi ne ba a ɔrebɛba no ho, na mmom, yɛahunu na yɛdi ne kɛseyɛ no ho adanseɛ. 17Yɛwɔ hɔ bi na Agya Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no animuonyam ɛberɛ a nne bi firi Animuonyam kɛseɛ mu kaa sɛ, “Yei ne me Dɔba a ɔsɔ mʼani!” no. 18Yɛn ankasa tee nne no sɛ ɛfiri ɔsoro reba ɛberɛ a na yɛne no wɔ Bepɔ Kronkron no so no.
19Ɛno enti, ɛma yɛnya nkɔm a odiyifoɔ no hyɛeɛ no mu gyidie yie. Ɛsɛ sɛ motie no yie ɛfiri sɛ, ɛte sɛ kanea a ɛhyerɛn wɔ sum mu kɔsi da a adeɛ bɛkye ama anɔpa nsoromma ahyerɛn wɔ mo akoma mu no. 20Yeinom nyinaa akyi no, monkae saa asɛm yi: Obiara nni hɔ a ɔnam nʼankasa so bɛtumi akyerɛ Atwerɛsɛm mu nkɔmhyɛ ase. 21Na nkɔmhyɛ biara mfiri onipa pɛ mu, na mmom, Honhom Kronkron tumi mu na nnipa ka asɛm a ɛfiri Onyankopɔn.