Compared N.T.: The Second Epistle General of Peter.
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1:1 1 Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have taken with us the even-faith [to them that have taken with us the even much faith] , in the rightwiseness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ, 1 Simon Peter a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them which have obtained like precious faith with us in the righteousness that cometh of our God, and of the saviour Jesus Christ. [of our God and saviour Iesus Christ] 1 Simon Peter a servant and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to you which have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: [Simon: or, Symeon] [God...: Gr. of our God and Saviour]
1:2 2 grace and peace be filled to you, by the knowing of our Lord Jesus Christ. [grace to you, and peace be full-filled, in the knowing of our Lord Jesus Christ.] 2 Grace with you, and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. {multiplied with you thorow the knowledge of God and of Iesus Christ our LORDE} 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you, through the acknowledging [by the knowledge] of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
1:3 3 How all things of his god-like virtue, that be to life and piety [that be into life and piety] , be given to us, by the knowing of him, that called us for his own glory and virtue. 3 According as his godly power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and to serve God withal, [unto life and godliness] thorow the knowledge of him that hath called us by virtue and glory, {by his own glory and power} 3 According as his divine [godly] power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the acknowledging [knowledge] of him that hath called us unto glory and virtue. 3 According as his divine power hath given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: [to: or, by]
1:4 4 By whom he gave to us most [and] precious promises; that by these things ye shall be made fellows of God's kind, and flee the corruption of that covetousness [fleeing the corruption of that covetousness] , that is in the world. 4 by the means whereof, are given unto us excellent and most great promises, that by the help of them ye {namely, that ye by the same} should be partakers of the godly nature, in that ye fly the corruption of worldly lust. {fly the corruption of the worlde} 4 Whereby most great and precious promises are given unto us, that by them ye should be partakers of the divine [godly] nature, in that ye flee the corruption, which is in the world through lust. 4 By which are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1:5 5 And bring ye in all busyness, and minister in your faith virtue, and in virtue knowing [soothly in virtue science, or knowing] ; 5 And hereunto give all diligence: in your faith minister virtue, and in virtue knowledge, 5 Therefore give even all diligence thereunto: join moreover virtue with your faith: and with virtue, knowledge: 5 And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
1:6 6 in knowing abstinence [in science soothly abstinence] , in abstinence patience, in patience piety; 6 and in knowledge temperancy, and in temperancy [in knowledge temperance, and in temperance] patience, in patience godliness, 6 And with knowledge, temperance: and with temperance, patience: and with patience, godliness: 6 And to knowledge self-control; and to self-control patience; and to patience godliness;
1:7 7 in piety, love of brotherhood, and in love of brotherhood charity. 7 in godliness brotherly kindness, {love} in brotherly kindness love. {in brotherly love, generall love} 7 And with godliness, brotherly kindness: and with brotherly kindness, love. 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
1:8 8 For if these be with you, and overcome [and overcome, or be plenteous] , they shall not make you void, neither without fruit [nor without fruit] , in the knowing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 For if these things be among you, and are plenteous, they will make you that ye neither shall be idle nor unfruitful unto [in] the knowledge of the our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 For if these things be among you, and abound, they will make you that ye neither shall be idle, nor unfruitful in the acknowledging [knowledge] of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 For if these things are in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. [barren: Gr. idle]
1:9 9 But to whom these be not ready, he is blind, and gropeth with his hand, and forgetteth the purging of his old trespasses. 9 [But] He that lacketh these things is blind and gropeth for the way with his hand, and hath forgotten that he was purged {cleansed} from his old sins. 9 For he that hath not these things, is blind, and can not see far off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purified from his old sins.
1:10 10 Wherefore, brethren, be ye more busy [more busy ye] , that by good works ye make your calling and choosing certain; for ye doing these things shall not do sin any time [soothly ye doing these things, shall not sin any time] . 10 Wherefore brethren give the more diligence for to make your calling and election sure. (by good works) For if ye do such things, ye shall never err. 10 Wherefore, brethren, give rather diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. 10 Therefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
1:11 11 For thus the entering into [the] everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, shall be ministered to you plenteously. 11 Yea and by this means an entering in shall be ministered unto you abundantly {plenteously} into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. 11 For by this means an entering shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
1:12 12 For which thing I shall begin to admonish you evermore of these things; and I will that ye be knowing, and confirmed in this present truth. 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of such things, though that ye know them yourselves and be also stablished in the present truth. {trueth} 12 Wherefore, I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though that ye have knowledge, and be stablished in the present truth. 12 Therefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the present truth.
1:13 13 Forsooth I deem justly [Forsooth I deem just] , as long as I am in this tabernacle, to raise you in admonishing; 13 Notwithstanding I think it mete (as long as I am in this tabernacle) to stir {stere} you up by putting you in remembrance, 13 For I think it meet as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance, 13 Indeed, I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
1:14 14 and I am certain, that the putting away [for the putting off] of my tabernacle is swift, by this that our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed to me. 14 forasmuch as I am sure how that the time is at hand that I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 14 Seeing I know that the time is at hand that I must lay down this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shown me.
1:15 15 But I shall give busyness, that oft after my death ye have mind of these things. 15 I will enforce therefore, that on every side ye might have wherewith to stir up the remembrance of these things after my departing. {Yet will I do my diligence, that allway after my departing ye may have wherewith to keep these things in remembrance} 15 I will endeavor therefore always, that ye also may be able to have remembrance of these things after my departing. 15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
1:16 16 For we not following unwise tales, have made known to you the virtue and the before-knowing [the virtue and prescience, or before-knowing,] of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were made beholders of his greatness [but made beholders of his greatness] . 16 For we followed not deceivable fables when we opened {declared} unto you the power, and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: but with our eyes we saw his majesty. 16 For we followed not deceivable fables when we opened unto you the power, and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but with our eyes we saw his majesty: 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
1:17 17 For he took of God the Father honour and glory, by such manner voice slid down to him from the great glory, This is my loved Son, in whom I have pleased to me; hear ye him. 17 Even then verily when he received of God the father honour and glory, and when there came such a voice {praise, by a voice that came unto} to him from that excellent glory. This is my dear beloved son, in whom I have delight, 17 For he received of God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from that [the] excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:18 18 And we heard this voice brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy hill. 18 this voice we heard when it came from heaven, being with him in the holy mount. 18 And this voice we heard when it came from heaven, being with him in the Holy mount. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him on the holy mount.
1:19 19 And we have a firmer word of prophecy, to which ye giving attention do well, as to a lantern that giveth light in a dark place, till the day begin to give light, and the day star spring in your hearts. 19 We have also a more sure word [a right sure word] of prophecy, whereunto if ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, ye do well, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts. 19 We have also a most sure word of the Prophets, to the which ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the day star arise in your hearts. 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; to which ye do well that ye take heed, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
1:20 20 And first understand ye this thing, that each prophecy of scripture is not made by proper interpretation; [First understanding this thing, that each prophecy of scripture is not made by proper, or own, interpretation;] 20 So that ye first know this, that no prophecy in the scripture hath {is done of} any private interpretation. 20 So that ye first know this, that no prophecy of [in] the Scripture is of any private interpretation. [motion] 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
1:21 21 for prophecy was not brought any time by man's will, but the holy men of God inspired with the Holy Ghost spake. 21 For the scripture {prophecy} came never by the will of man: but wholy men of God spake as they were moved by the wholy ghost. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the holy Ghost. 21 For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. [in old time: or, at any time]
2:1 1 But also false prophets were in the people, as in you shall be masters liars, that shall bring in sects of perdition; and they deny that Lord that bought them, and bring on themselves hasty perdition. [+Forsooth there were and false prophets of the people, as and in you shall be master liars, which shall bring in sects of perdition; and they denying that Lord that bought them, and bring on themselves hasty perdition, or damnation.] 1 There were false prophets among the people even as there shall be false teachers among you: which privily shall bring in damnable sects, even denying the Lord that hath bought them, and bring on their own heads [upon themselves] swift damnation, 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you: which privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord, that hath bought them, and bring upon themselves swift damnation. 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2:2 2 And many shall follow their lecheries, by whom the way of truth shall be blasphemed; 2 and many shall follow their damnable ways, by which the way of truth {trueth} shall be evil spoken of, 2 And many shall follow their destructions, [damnable ways,] by whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. [pernicious ways: or, lascivious ways, as some copies read]
2:3 3 and they shall make merchandise of you in covetousness by feigned words. To whom doom now a while ago ceaseth not [To whom doom now sometime ceaseth not] , and the perdition of them nappeth not. 3 and thorow covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you, whose {upon whom the} judgment is not far off, {is not negligent in tarying of old} and their damnation sleepeth not. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you, whose condemnation long since resteth not, and their destruction slumbereth not. [whose judgement long agone is not far off, and their damnation sleepeth not.] 3 And through covetousness they shall with deceptive words exploit you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not.
2:4 4 For if God spared not angels sinning, but betook them to be tormented, and to be drawn down with bonds of hell into hell [but betook them to be tormented, drawn down with bonds of hell into hell] , to be kept into doom; 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned but cast them down into hell, and put [delivered] them in chains of darkness (to be punished) there to be kept unto judgement: {and delivered them over to be kept unto judgment} 4 For if God spared not the Angels that had sinned, but cast them down into hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be kept unto damnation: 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved to judgment;
2:5 5 and spared not the first world, but kept Noah, the eighth man, the before-goer of rightwiseness, and brought in the great flood to the world of unfaithful men [bringing in the deluge, or great flood, to the world of unpious men] ; 5 neither spared the old world: but saved Noah the eighth preacher of righteousness, and brought in the flood into [upon] the world of the ungodly, 5 Neither hath spared the old world, but saved Noah the eight person a preacher of righteousness, and brought in the flood upon the world of the ungodly, 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2:6 6 and he drove into powder [and driving into powder] the cities of men of Sodom and of men of Gomorrha, and condemned by turning upside-down, and put them the ensample of them that were to doing evil [putting example of them that were to doing evil, or unpiously] ; 6 and turned the cities of Zodom and Gomor into ashes: overthrew them, damned them, and made of them an ensample unto all {those} that after should live ungodly. 6 And turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes, condemned them and overthrew them, and made them an ensample unto them that after should live ungodly, 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example to those that afterwards should live ungodly lives;
2:7 7 and delivered the just Lot, oppressed of the wrong, and of the lecherous conversation of cursed men; 7 And just Lot vexed with the uncleanly {ungodly} conversation of the wicked, delivered he. 7 And delivered just Lot vexed with the uncleanly conversation of the wicked: 7 And delivered just Lot, grieved with the immoral behaviour of the wicked:
2:8 8 for in sight and hearing he was just, and dwelled amongst them [dwelling with them] that from day into day tormented with wicked works a just soul. 8 For he being righteous and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed {grieved} his righteous soul from day to day with their unrighteous [unlawful] deeds. 8 (For he being righteous, and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.) 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tormented his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2:9 9 For the Lord knoweth how to deliver pious men from temptation, and keep wicked men into the day of doom to be tormented; [The Lord knew to deliver pious men of temptation, soothly to keep wicked men into the day of doom to be tormented;] 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and how to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment for to be punished: 9 The Lord knoweth to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement under punishment. [to be punished:] 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:
2:10 10 but more them that walk after the flesh, in coveting of uncleanness, and despise lordshipping, and be bold, pleasing themselves, and dread not to bring in sects, blaspheming; 10 namely {but specially} them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise the rulers. Presumptuous are they, and stubborn and fear not to speak evil of them that are in authority. {auctorite} 10 And chiefly them that walk after the flesh, in the lust of uncleanness, and despise the government, which are bold, [presumptuous,] and stand in their own conceit, and fear not to speak evil of them that are in dignity. 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. [government: or, dominion]
2:11 11 where angels, when they be more in strength and virtue, bear not the execrable doom against them [bear not against them the execrable, or cursed, doom] . 11 When the angels which are greater both in power and might, receive not of the Lord railing judgement against them. {bear not that blasphemous judgment against them of the LORDE} 11 Where as the Angels which are greater both in power and might, give not railing judgement against them before the Lord. 11 Though angels, who are greater in power and might, bring not a railing accusation against them before the Lord. [them: some read, themselves]
2:12 12 But these be as unreasonable beasts, naturally into taking [by kind into taking] , and into death, blaspheming in these things that they know not, and shall perish in their corruption, 12 But these as brute beasts, naturally made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of that they know not, and shall perish through {in} their own destruction, 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, led with sensuality and made to be taken, and destroyed, speak evil of those things which they know not, and shall perish through their own corruption, 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
2:13 13 and receive the hire of unrightwiseness. And they guess delights of defouling and of wem, to be likings of the day, flowing in their feasts with delights, doing lechery with you, [receiving the hire of unrightwiseness, guessing the volupties of the day delights of defouling and of wem, with delights flowing, in their feasts doing lechery with you,] 13 and receive the reward of unrighteousness. They count it pleasure to live deliciously for a season. Spots they are and filthiness: and of you they make a mockingstock feasting together in their deceivable ways: [Spots they are and filthiness, living at pleasure, and in deceivable ways, feasting with you:] 13 And shall receive the wages of unrighteousness, as they which count it pleasure daily [for a season] to live deliciously. Spots they are and blots, delighting themselves in their deceivings, in feasting with you, 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2:14 14 and have eyes full of adultery, and unceasing trespass, deceiving unsteadfast souls, and have the heart exercised to covetousness; the sons of cursing, [having eyes full of adultery, and unceasing trespass, deceiving unsteadfast souls, having the heart exercised in covetousness, the sons of cursing,] 14 having eyes full of advoutry, and that cannot cease to sin, beguiling {entising} unstable souls. Hearts they have exercised with covetousness. They are cursed children, 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that can not cease to sin, beguiling unstable souls: they have hearts exercised with covetousness, they are the children of curse: [cursed children,] 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: they have an heart exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: [adultery: Gr. an adulteress]
2:15 15 that forsake the right way, and erred, following the way of Balaam of Bosor, which loved the hire of wickedness. 15 and have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, which loved the reward of unrighteousness: 15 Which forsaking the right way, have gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Bosor, which loved the wages of unrighteousness. 15 Who have forsaken the right way, and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2:16 16 But he had reproving of his madness; a dumb beast under yoke, that spake with voice of man, that forbade the unwisdom of the prophet. [Soothly he had correction, or reproving, of his madness; a dumb beast under yoke, speaking with voice of a man, forbade the unwisdom of the prophet.] 16 but was rebuked of his iniquity. The tame and dumb beast, speaking with man's voice forbade the foolishness of the prophet. 16 But he was rebuked for his iniquity: for the dumb beast [ass] speaking with man's voice, forbade the foolishness of the Prophet. 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb donkey speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
2:17 17 These be wells without water, and mists driven with whirlwinds [and clouds driven with whirling winds] , to whom the thick mist of darknesses is reserved. 17 These are wells without water, and clouds carried about of a tempest, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 17 These are wells without water, and clouds carried about with a tempest, to whom the black darkness is reserved forever. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2:18 18 And they speak in pride of vanity, and deceive in desires of flesh of lechery them, that escape a little. Which live in error, 18 For when they have spoken the swelling {proud} words of vanity, {vanity, unto the utmost} they beguile {entise} with wantonness thorow the lusts of the flesh them that were clean escaped: but now are wrapped in errors. {walk in error} 18 For in speaking swelling words of vanity, they beguile with wantonness through the lusts of the flesh them that were clean escaped from them which are wrapped in error, 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that are just escaping from them who live in error. [clean: or, for a little, or, a while, as some read]
2:19 19 and promise freedom to them [promising liberty, or freedom, to them] , when they be servants of corruption. For of whom any man is overcome, of him also he is servant. 19 They promise them liberty, and are them selves the bondservants of corruption. For of whomsoever a man is overcome, unto the same is he in bondage. 19 Promising unto them liberty, and are themselves the servants of corruption: for of whomsoever a man is overcome, even unto the same is he in bondage. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into bondage.
2:20 20 For if men forsake the uncleannesses of the world, by the knowing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and again be wrapped in these [again enwrapped in these] , and be overcome, the latter things be made to them worse than the former. 20 For if they, after they have escaped from the filthiness of the world thorow the knowledge of the Lord, and of the saviour Jesus Christ, they are yet tangled again therein and overcome: then is the latter end worse with them than the beginning. 20 For if they, after they have escaped from the filthiness of the world, through the acknowledging [knowledge] of the Lord, and of the Savior Jesus Christ, are yet tangled again therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2:21 21 For it was better to them to not know the way of rightwiseness, than to turn again after the knowing, from that holy commandment that was betaken to them. 21 For it had been better for them, not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them. 21 For it had been better for them, not to have acknowledged [known] the way of righteousness, than after they have acknowledged [known] it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
2:22 22 For that very proverb befelled to them, The hound turned again to his vomit, or casting, and a sow is washed in wallowing in fen. [Soothly that thing of very proverb befell to them, An hound turned again to his vomit, or casting up, and a sow washed in the wallowing, or slough, of clay, or fen.] 22 It is happened unto them according to the true proverb: The dog is turned to his vomit again, and the sow after she is [that was] washed, is returned to her wallowing in the mire. 22 But it is come unto them, according to the true proverb, The dog is returned to his own vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to the wallowing in the mire. 22 But it hath happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
3:1 1 Lo! ye most dear-worthy brethren, I write to you this second epistle [Lo! I write to you, most dear, this second epistle] , in which I stir your clear soul by admonishing together, 1 This is the second pistel that I now write unto you, my dearly beloved, wherewith I stir {stere} up and warn your pure minds, 1 This second Epistle I now write unto you, beloved, wherewith I stir up, and warn your pure minds, 1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
3:2 2 that ye be mindful of those words [that ye be mindful of the words] , that I before-said of the holy prophets, and of the commandments of the holy apostles of the Lord and Saviour. 2 to call to remembrance the words which were told before of the holy prophets, and also the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour. 2 To call to remembrance the words, which were told before of the holy Prophets, and also the commandment of us the Apostles of the Lord and Savior. 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3:3 3 First know ye this thing, that in the last days deceivers shall come in deceit [First knowing this thing, that in the last days scorners shall come in deceit] , going after their own covetings, 3 This first understand, that there shall come in the last days mockers (in deceitfulness) which will walk after their own lusts 3 This first understand, that there shall come in the last days, mockers, which will walk after their lusts, 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
3:4 4 saying, Where is the promise, or the coming of him? for since the fathers died, all things last from the beginning of creature [for since fathers slept, either died, so all things last from the beginning of creature] . 4 and say: Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers died all things continue in the same estate wherein they were at the beginning. {begginning of the creature} 4 And say, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers died, all things continue alike from the beginning of the creation. 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
3:5 5 But it is hid from them willing this thing, that heavens were before, and the earth of water was standing by water, by God's word [that heavens were first, and the earth of water and by water being, or standing, together by Godís word] ; 5 This they know not (and that willingly) {willfully} how that the heavens a great while ago were, and the earth that was in the water, appeared up out of the water by the word of God: 5 For this they willingly know not, that the heavens were of old, and the earth that was of the water and by the water, by the word of God. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: [standing: Gr. consisting]
3:6 6 by which [things] that same world cleansed, then by water perished. 6 by the which things the world that then was perished overflowen {that time destroyed by the same} with the flood. [water.] 6 Wherefore the world that then was, perished, overflowed with the water. 6 By which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
3:7 7 But the heavens that now be, and the earth, be kept by the same word, and be reserved to fire into the day of doom and perdition of wicked men. [Forsooth the heavens that now be, and the earth, by the same word put again, be kept to fire into the day of doom and perdition of unpious men.] 7 But the heavens verily and earth which are now, are kept by the same word in store, and reserved unto fire, against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. {damnation of ungodly men} 7 But the heavens and earth, which are now, are kept by the same word in store, and reserved unto fire against the day of condemnation, [judgement,] and of the destruction of ungodly men. 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved to fire for the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
3:8 8 But, ye most dear, this one thing be not hid to you [be not unknown] , that one day with God is as a thousand years, and a thousand years be as one day [and a thousand years as one day] . 8 Dearly beloved be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day. 8 Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
3:9 9 The Lord tarrieth not his promise, as some [men] guess, but he doeth patiently for you, and will not that any man perish [not willing any to perish] , but that all turn again to penance. 9 The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance. {and will not that any man should be lost, but that every man should amend himself} 9 The Lord of that promise is not slack [Lord is not slack concerning his promise] (as some men count slackness) but is patient toward us, and would have no man to perish, but would all men to come to repentance. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
3:10 10 For the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which heavens with great rush shall pass [in which heavens with great rush, or fierceness, shall pass] , and elements shall be dissolved by heat, and the earth, and all the works that be in it, shall be burnt. 10 Nevertheless the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which day, the heavens shall perish with terrible {a great} noise, and the elements shall melt with heat, and the earth with the works that are therein shall burn. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a noise, and the elements shall melt with heat, and the earth with the works that are therein, shall be burnt up. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are in it shall be burned up.
3:11 11 Therefore when all these things shall be dissolved, what manner men behooveth it you to be in holy livings and piety [in holy livings and pieties] , 11 If all these things shall perish, what manner persons ought ye to be in holy conversation, and godliness: 11 Seeing therefore that all these things must be dissolved, what manner persons ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness, 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conduct and godliness,
3:12 12 abiding and hieing into the coming of the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom heavens burning shall be dissolved, and elements shall fail by burning of fire [+by which heavens burning shall be dissolved, and elements shall fail by burning, or heat, of fire] . 12 looking for, and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, {coming of the LORDE} in which the heavens shall perish with fire, and the elements shall be consumed {elements shall melt} with heat. 12 Looking for, and hasting unto the coming of that [the] day of God, by the which the heavens being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with heat? 12 Looking for and hasting to the coming of the day of God, when the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? [hasting...: or, hasting the coming]
3:13 13 Also we abide by his promises [Soothly we abide after his promise] new heavens and new earth, in which rightwiseness dwelleth. 13 Nevertheless we look for a new heaven, and a new earth, according to his promise, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 13 But we look for new heavens, and a new earth, according to his promise, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwelleth righteousness.
3:14 14 For which thing, ye most dear, abiding these things, be ye busy to be found to him in peace unspotted and undefouled [in peace unspotted and unfouled] . 14 Wherefore dearly beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and undefiled: 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless. 14 Therefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found by him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
3:15 15 And deem ye long abiding of our Lord Jesus Christ your health, as also our most dear brother Paul wrote to you, by wisdom given to him. [And deem ye the long abiding of our Lord your health, as and our most dear brother Paul wrote to you, after wisdom given to him.] 15 And suppose that the long suffering of the Lord is health, [salvation] even as our dearly beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given unto him, wrote to you, 15 And suppose that the long suffering of our Lord is salvation, even as our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given unto him wrote to you, 15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given to him hath written to you;
3:16 16 As and in all his epistles he speaketh in them of these things; in which be some hard things to understand, which unwise and unstable men deprave [As and in all epistles he speaking in them of these things; in which be some hard things in understanding, the which unwise, or untaught, and unstable men deprave] , as also they do other scriptures, to their own perdition. 16 yea, almost in every pistel [almost in very pistle] speaking of such things: among which are many things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned, and unstable pervert, as they do other scriptures unto their own destruction. {also, to their own damnation} 16 As one, that in all his Epistles speaketh of these things: among the which some things are hard to be understood, [understand] which they that are unlearned and unstable, wrest, [pervert] as they do also other Scriptures unto their own destruction. 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.
3:17 17 Therefore ye, brethren, before-witting keep yourselves, lest ye be deceived by error of unwise men, and fall away from your own firmness. [Therefore ye, brethren, before-witting keep yourselves, lest ye over-led, or deceived, by error of unwise men, fall away from your own firmness.] 17 Ye therefore beloved seeing ye are warned; [know it beforehand] Beware lest ye be also plucked {plucte} away with the error of the wicked, and [fall from your] own steadfastness: 17 Ye therefore beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware, lest ye be also plucked away with the error of the wicked, and fall from your own steadfastness. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
3:18 18 But wax ye in the grace and the knowing of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Saviour; to him be glory now and into the day of everlastingness. Amen. 18 but grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord, and saviour Jesus Christ. To whom be glory both now and for ever, Amen. 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: to him be glory both now and for evermore. Amen. 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Here endeth the second epistle of saint Peter