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2 Peter 1:1-21

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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

2 Petero 1:1-21

11:1 Arom 1:1; Tit 2:13Nĩ niĩ Simoni Petero, ndungata na mũtũmwo wa Jesũ Kristũ,

Ngũmwandĩkĩra marũa maya inyuĩ arĩa mũrĩkĩtie kwamũkĩra wĩtĩkio wa goro o ta ũrĩa tũrĩ naguo nĩ ũndũ wa ũthingu wa Jesũ Kristũ, ũrĩa arĩ we Ngai witũ na Mũtũhonokia:

21:2 Arom 1:7; Afil 3:8Wega na thayũ iromũingĩhĩra nĩ ũndũ wa kũmenyana na Ngai, o na Jesũ Mwathani witũ.

Kũrũmia Mwĩto na Gũthuurwo kwa Mũndũ

31:3 1Pet 1:5; Arom 8:28 Rĩu-rĩ, hinya wake wa ũngai nĩũtũheete kĩrĩa gĩothe gĩtũbataragia nĩguo tũhote gũtũũra muoyo na twĩamũrĩire Ngai, nĩ ũndũ wa kũmenyana nake ũcio watwĩtire tũgĩe na riiri wake mwene o na wagĩrĩru wake. 41:4 2Akor 7:1; Ahib 12:10 Nĩ ũndũ wa maũndũ macio-rĩ, nĩatũheete maũndũ manene mũno ma ciĩranĩro ciake cia goro, nĩgeetha nĩ ũndũ wacio mũgwatanagĩre nake mũtũũrĩre-inĩ wa ũngai wake na mwĩtheemage kuuma kũrĩ ũbuthu wa gũkũ thĩ ũrĩa ũrehagwo nĩ merirĩria mooru.

51:5 1Pet 1:2Na nĩ ũndũ wa gĩtũmi kĩu kĩũmbe, kĩĩrutanĩriei mũno nĩguo muonganĩrĩrie wĩtĩkio wanyu na wagĩrĩru; naguo wagĩrĩru mũwonganĩrĩrie na ũmenyo; 61:6 Atũm 24:25naguo ũmenyo mũwonganĩrĩrie na kwĩgirĩrĩria merirĩria ma mwĩrĩ; nakuo kwĩgirĩrĩria merirĩria macio-rĩ, mũkuonganĩrĩrie na gũkirĩrĩria; nakuo gũkirĩrĩria mũkuonganĩrĩrie na kwĩyamũrĩra Ngai; 71:7 Arom 12:10; 1Athe 3:12nakuo kwĩyamũrĩra Ngai mũkuonganĩrĩrie na gũtuga ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ; nakuo gũtuga ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ mũkuonganĩrĩrie na wendani. 81:8 Joh 15:2; Akol 1:10Nĩgũkorwo mũngĩgĩa na mawega macio na mamũingĩhĩre mũno-rĩ, nĩmarĩgiragia mũgũtare kana mwage maciaro harĩ ũhoro wa kũmenya Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ. 91:9 Math 1:21; Aef 5:26No mũndũ angĩaga maũndũ macio-rĩ, mũndũ ũcio ndarona wega na nĩ mũtumumu, na nĩariganĩirwo atĩ aatheririo nĩguo atigane na mehia make ma tene.

101:10 Arom 8:28; Thab 15:5Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ-rĩ, ĩkagĩrai kĩyo makĩria nĩguo mũtũme gwĩtwo kwanyu na gũthuurwo kwanyu kũrũme biũ. Nĩgũkorwo mũngĩĩka maũndũ macio-rĩ, gũtirĩ hĩndĩ mũkaagũa, 111:11 Thab 145:13; 2Tim 4:18na nĩmũgetĩkĩrio na ũtugi mũtoonye thĩinĩ wa ũthamaki wa tene na tene wa Mwathani na Mũhonokia witũ Jesũ Kristũ.

Ũrathi wa Maandĩko Matheru

121:12 1Joh 2:21; Afil 3:1; Jud 5Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngũtũũra ndĩmũririkanagia maũndũ macio, o na mwakorwo nĩmũmamenyete, na nĩmũhaandĩtwo wega thĩinĩ wa ũhoro wa ma ũrĩa mũrĩ naguo. 131:13 Isa 38:12; 2Akor 5:1, 4Na ngwĩciiria nĩ kwagĩrĩire ndĩmũririkanagie maũndũ maya hĩndĩ ĩrĩa yothe ngũtũũra thĩinĩ wa hema ĩno ya mwĩrĩ ũyũ, 141:14 Joh 21:18, 19; 2Tim 4:6tondũ nĩnjũũĩ atĩ ica ikuhĩ nĩngũmĩĩaũra, o ta ũrĩa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ aanyonirie. 151:15 Luk 9:31Na nĩngwĩrutanĩria mũno nyone atĩ ndaarĩkia gũkua nĩmũrĩhotaga kũririkana maũndũ maya hĩndĩ ciothe.

161:16 Math 17:1-8; Mar 13:26Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa twamũmenyithirie ũhoro wa hinya na wa gũũka kwa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ-rĩ, tũtiahũthĩrire ngʼano cia gwĩtungĩra na wara, no ithuĩ nĩ kwĩonera tweyoneire ũkaru wake na maitho maitũ. 171:17 Math 3:17Nĩgũkorwo nĩaheirwo gĩtĩĩo na riiri kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mũgambo wamũkorire uumĩte kũrĩ Ũrĩa Mwene Riiri ũrĩa Mũnene ũkiuga atĩrĩ, “Ũyũ nĩwe Mũrũ wakwa ũrĩa nyendete mũno; nĩ ngenaga mũno nĩ ũndũ wake.” 181:18 Math 17:6Ithuĩ ene nĩtweiguĩrĩire mũgambo ũcio ũkiuma igũrũ hĩndĩ ĩrĩa twarĩ nake kĩrĩma-inĩ kĩrĩa gĩtheru.

191:19 Luk 1:78; 2Pet 3:3; Kũg 22:16Na ningĩ ũhoro ũrĩa warathirwo nĩ anabii ũrĩa twĩ naguo nĩwĩkĩrĩtwo hinya makĩria, na no mwĩke wega mũngĩũthikĩrĩria, ũhaana ta ũtheri ũkwara handũ harĩ nduma, o nginya gũkĩe nayo njata ya rũciinĩ ĩkenge ngoro-inĩ cianyu. 201:20 2Pet 3:3No mbere ya maũndũ mothe-rĩ, no nginya mũmenye atĩ gũtirĩ ũhoro wanarathwo Maandĩko-inĩ Matheru ũngĩtaũrwo nĩ mũnabii na ũtaũri wake mwene. 211:21 Atũm 1:16Nĩgũkorwo kĩhumo kĩa ũnabii gĩtioimanire na kwenda kwa mũndũ, no andũ nĩmaririe ũhoro uumĩte kũrĩ Ngai, o ta ũrĩa Roho Mũtheru aamatongoririe.