1Shim‛on Kĕpha, a servant and emissary of יהושע Messiah, to those who have obtained a belief as precious as ours by the righteousness of our Elohim and Saviour יהושע Messiah:
2Favour and peace be increased to you in the knowledge of Elohim and of יהושע our Master,
3as His Mighty-like power has given to us all we need for life and reverence, through the knowledge of Him who called us to esteem and uprightness.
4Through these there have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these you might be partakers of the Mighty-like nature, having escaped from the corruption in the world, caused by lust.
5And for this reason do your utmost to add to your belief uprightness, to uprightness knowledge,
6to knowledge self-control, to self-control endurance, to endurance reverence,
7to reverence brotherly affection, and to brotherly affection love.
8For if these are in you and increase, they cause you to be neither inactive nor without fruit in the knowledge of our Master יהושע Messiah.
9For he in whom these are not present is blind, being shortsighted, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins.
10For this reason, brothers, all the more do your utmost to make firm your calling and choosing,#Mt. 20:16, Mt. 22:14, Rev. 17:14. for if you are doing these matters you shall never stumble at all,
11for in this way an entrance into the everlasting reign of our Master and Saviour יהושע Messiah shall be richly supplied to you.
12And so I intend to remind you of these matters again and again, though you know them and have been established in the present truth.
13But I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by a reminder,
14knowing that the putting off of my tent is soon, even as our Master יהושע Messiah made clear to me.
15And I shall do my utmost also, to see to it that you always have a reminder of these matters after my departure.
16For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we made known to you the power and coming of our Master יהושע Messiah, but were eye-witnesses of His superbness.
17For when He received respect and esteem from Elohim the Father, such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Esteem, “This is My Son, the Beloved in whom I did delight.”
18And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the set-apart mountain.
19And we have the prophetic word made more certain, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,
20knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture came to be of one’s own interpretation,
21for prophecy never came by the desire of man, but men of Elohim spoke, being moved by the Set-apart Spirit.
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