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Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Messiah Yeshua; to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of Elohim and our Savior, Messiah Yeshua:
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of Elohim; of Messiah Yeshua our Lord,
according as His Divine power has given unto us, all things that pertain unto life and Godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue.
Whereby given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises, that by these you might be partakers of the Divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue knowledge,
and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience Godliness,
and to Godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, charity.
For if these things are in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua.
But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Therefore rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you shall never fall.
For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Messiah Yeshua.
Therefore, I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the present truth.
Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance,
knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, has showed me.
Moreover, I will endeavor that you may be able, after I am deceased, to have these things always in remembrance.
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
For He received from Elohim the Father, honor 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! (Matt 3:16-17; 17:5)
And this voice that came from heaven, we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount.
We have also a more sure word of prophecy, where unto you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arises in your hearts;
knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any personal interpretation.
For the prophecy came, not in ancient times by the will of man, but holy men of Elohim who spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
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But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying The Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the truth of the Way shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they, with feigned words, make merchandise of you; whose judgment now, of a long time, lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not.
For if Elohim spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
and spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the Godless,
and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live Godless;
and delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked
(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds):
The Lord knows how to deliver the Godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto their Day of Judgment, to be punished:
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh, in the lust of uncleanness, and despise being governed. Presumptuous are they; self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of celestial beings.
Whereas even angels, which are greater in power and might, do not bring railing accusations against one another, before The Lord.
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. (Jude)
They shall receive the reward of unrighteousness; they that count it pleasure to riot in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving, while they feast with you.
They have eyes full of adultery, and they cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls; a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children,
which have forsaken the right way and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
but was rebuked for his iniquity; the mute ass speaking with a man's voice, forbidding the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water; clouds that are carried with a tempest, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved forever.
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure, through the lusts of the flesh, and through much wantonness
, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption, for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
For, if after they have escaped the pollution's of the world through the knowledge of The Lord and Savior, Messiah Yeshua, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
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 unto them.
But it is happened unto 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. (Pro 26:11)
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you. In both, which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance,
2 that you 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 Savior:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days, scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of; that by the word of Elohim the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment, and the perdition of Godless men.
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.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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; Earth also, and the works that are therein, shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and Godliness,
12 looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of Elohim, wherein the heavens being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell.
14 Therefore beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless.
15 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul, also according to the wisdom given unto him, has written unto you:
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, unto their own destruction.
17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Messiah Yeshua. To Him be glory both now and forever: Amen!
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[Both letters were written by Saint Peter the Apostle, to the Koinonia in Asia Minor]