1 Simon Peter, a slave and student of Jesus the Christ, writing to those who have obtained a precious faith through the righteousness of God and Jesus the Christ; 2 may the grace and peace given to you be multiplied under the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
3 As always, his divine power automatically gives to us life and godliness from the knowledge of his name, which calls us to honor and excellence. 4 By which, he has given the precious and magnificent promises to us, so that through these promises, you might become divine partakers in creation, having escaped the sin and decay of the world. 5 Also, for this reason, in earnestness, supplement your faith, and add virtue to your knowledge. 6 Also, to your knowledge add self control and to your self control, patience and to your patience, godliness 7 and to your godliness, brotherly love and brotherly love, love. 8 If these things are in you, and in surplus, neither being lazy or unfruitful in the Knowledge of our Lord Jesus the Christ. 9 He who lacks these things is blind and is short-sighted and forgot the cleaning of his sins. 10 Therefor, brothers be diligent in your calling and election: if you do this, you will not fail