|Simeon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who did obtain a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:
|Grace to you, and peace be multiplied in the acknowledgement of God and of Jesus our Lord!
|As all things to us His divine power (the things pertaining unto life and piety) hath given, through the acknowledgement of him who did call us through glory and worthiness,
|through which to us the most great and precious promises have been given, that through these ye may become partakers of a divine nature, having escaped from the corruption in the world in desires.
|And this same also -- all diligence having brought in besides, superadd in your faith the worthiness, and in the worthiness the knowledge,
|and in the knowledge the temperance, and in the temperance the endurance, and in the endurance the piety,
|and in the piety the brotherly kindness, and in the brotherly kindness the love;
|for these things being to you and abounding, do make `you' neither inert nor unfruitful in regard to the acknowledging of our Lord Jesus Christ,
|for he with whom these things are not present is blind, dim-sighted, having become forgetful of the cleansing of his old sins;
|wherefore, the rather, brethren, be diligent to make stedfast your calling and choice, for these things doing, ye may never stumble,
|for so, richly shall be superadded to you the entrance into the age-during reign of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.