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GREETING

SimeonA Peter,a a servant and an apostleb of Jesus Christ:

To those who have received a faith equal to ours through the righteousnessc of our God and Saviord Jesus Christ.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of Gode and of Jesus our Lord.

GROWTH IN THE FAITH

HisB divine powerf has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledgeg of him who calledh us byC his own glory and goodness. By these he has given us very great and precious promises,i so that through them you may share in the divine nature,j escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control,k self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection,l and brotherly affection with love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being uselessm or unfruitfuln in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins. 10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election,o because if you do these things you will never stumble. 11 For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdomp of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for you.

12 Therefore I will always remind you about these things, even though you know them and are established in the truthq you now have. 13 I think it is right, as long as I am in this bodily tent,r to wake you up with a reminder, 14 since I know that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has indeed made clear to me.s 15 And I will also make every effort so that you are able to recall these things at any time after my departure.D

THE TRUSTWORTHY PROPHETIC WORD

16 For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ;t instead, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.u 17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying “This is my beloved Son,E with whom I am well-pleased!”v 18 We ourselves heard this voice when it came from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain.w 19 We also have the prophetic word strongly confirmed, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place,x until the day dawnsy and the morning starz rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation, 21 because no prophecy ever came by the will of man;aa instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.ab

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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

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The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.

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