Symon Peter a seruaut and an Apostle of Iesus Christ. Vnto the which haue
optayned like faith with vs in the righteousnes that commeth of oure God, and
Sauioure Iesus Christ.
2 Grace and peace be multiplied with you thorow the knowlege of God and of
Iesus Christ oure LORDE.
3 For so moch as his godly power hath geuen vs all thinges (that pertayne
vnto life and godlynes) thorow the knowlege of him that hath called vs by his
owne glorie and power,
4 wherby the excellent and most greate promyses are geue vnto vs: namely,
that ye by the same shulde be partakers of the godly nature, yf ye flye the
corrupte lust of the worlde:
5 Geue ye all youre diligence therfore here vnto, and in youre faith
mynister vertue: in vertue, knowlege:
6 in knowlege, temperancy: in temperancy, pacience: in pacience, godlynes:
7 in godlynes, brotherly loue: in brotherly loue, generall loue.
8 For yf these thinges be plenteous in you, they will not let you be ydle
nor vnfrutefull in ye knowlege of oure LORDE Iesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these thinges, is blynde, & gropeth for the waye
with the hade, and hath forgotten, that he was clensed from his olde synnes.
10 Wherfore (brethre) geue the more diligence, to make youre callynge and
eleccion sure: for yf ye do soch thinges, ye shal not fall,
11 and by this meanes shal there be plenteously mynistred vnto you an
entrynge in vnto ye euerlastinge kyngdome of oure LORDE and Sauioure Iesus
12 Therfore wil I not be necliget to put you allwayes in remembraunce of
soch thinges: though ye knowe them youre selues, and be stablished in the
13 Notwithstondinge I thinke it mete, as loge as I am in this tabernacle,
to stere you vp by puttinge you in remembraunce.
14 For I am sure, that I must shortly put of my tabernacle, euen as oure
LORDE Iesus Christ hath shewed vnto me.
15 Yet wyl I do my diligece, that allwaye after my departynge ye maye haue
wherwith to kepe these thinges in remembraunce.
16 For we folowed not deceaueable fables, whan we declared vnto you the
power and commynge of oure LORDE Iesus Christ: but with oure eyes we sawe his
17 whan he receaued of God the father honoure & prayse, by a voyce
that came vnto him from the excellent glory, after this maner: This is my deare
sonne, in whom I haue delyte.
18 And this voyce herde we broughte downe fro heauen, whan we were with
him on the holy mount.
19 We haue also a sure worde of prophecie, and ye do well that ye take
hede thervnto, as vnto a lighte that shyneth in a darke place vntyll the daye
dawne, and the daye starre aryse in youre hertes.
20 And this shal ye knowe first, that no prophecie in the scripture is
done of eny priuate interpretacion.
21 For the prophecie was neuer broughte by the wyll of man, but the holy
men of God spake, as they were moued of ye holy goost.
1 Bvt there were false prophetes also amonge the people, euen as there
shalbe false teachers amonge you likewyse, which preuely shal brynge in damnable
sectes, euen denyenge the LORDE that hath boughte them, and shal brynge vpon
them selues swift damnacion:
2 and many shal folowe their damnable wayes, by who the waye of the trueth
shal be euell spoke of:
3 and thorow cuvetousnes shal they with fayned wordes make marchaundise of
you, vpo who the iudgment is not necliget in tarienge of olde, and their
damnacion slepeth not.
4 For yf God spared not the angels that synned, but cast them downe with
the cheynes of darknes in to hell, and delyuered the ouer to be kepte vnto
5 Nether spared the olde worlde, but saued Noe the preacher of
righteousnes himselfe beynge ye eight, and brought the floude vpo the worlde of
6 And turned the cities of Sodom and Gomor into asshes, ouerthrue them,
damned them, and made on them an ensample, vnto those that after shulde lyue
7 And delyuered iust Loth which was vexed with the vngodly conuersacion of
8 For in so moch as he was righteous and dwelt amonge them, so that he
must nedes se it and heare it, his righteous soule was greued from to daye to
daye with their vnlaufull dedes.
9 The LORDE knoweth how to delyuer the godly out of tentacion, and how to
reserue the vniust vnto the daye of iudgment for to be punyshed:
10 but specially them that walke after the flesh in ye lust of vnclennes,
and despyse the rulers: beynge presumptuous, stubborne, and feare not to speake
euell of the yt are in auctorite
11 wha the angels yet which are greater both in power and might, beare not
that blasphemous iudgment agaynst them of the LORDE.
12 But these are as ye brute beestes, which naturally are broughte forth
to be take and destroyed: speakynge euell of yt they knowe not, and shal perishe
in their owne destruccion,
13 and so receaue ye rewarde of vnrighteousnes. They counte it pleasure to
lyue deliciously for a season: Spottes are they and fylthynes: lyuynge at
pleasure and in disceaueable wayes: feastynge wt that which is youres,
14 hauynge eyes full of aduoutrye, and ca not ceasse from synne, entysinge
vnstable soules: hauynge an hert exercysed wt couetousnes: they are cursed
15 and haue forsaken the righte waye, and are gone astraye: folowinge the
waye of Balaam the sonne of Bosor, which loued the rewarde of vnrighteousnes:
16 but was rebuked of his iniquyte. The tame and domme beast spake with
mas voyce, & forbad the foolishnes of ye prophet.
17 These are welles without water, & cloudes caried aboute of a tepest:
to who ye myst of darknesse is reserued foreuer.
18 For they speake ye proude wordes of vanite, vnto ye vttemost, and
entyse thorow wantannes vnto ye luste of the flesh, euen them that were cleane
escaped, and now walke in erroure:
19 and promyse them libertye, where as they them selues are seruauntes off
corrupcion. For off whom so euer a man is ouercome, vnto the same is he in
20 For yf they (after they haue escaped from the fylthynes of the worlde,
thorow the knowlege of ye LORDE and Sauioure Iesus Christ) are yet tangled
agayne therin and ouercome, then is the latter ende worse vnto them then the
21 For it had bene better for them, not to haue knowne the waye of
righteousnes, then after they haue knowne it, to turne from the holy
commaundemet, that was geuen vnto them.
22 It is happened vnto them acordynge vnto the true prouerbe: ye dogg is
turned to his vomyte agayne: and ye sowe that was wasshed, vnto hir walowynge in
1 This is the seconde Epistle that I now wryte vnto you (ye dearly beloued)
wherin I stere vp and warne youre pure mynde, that ye maye remembre
2 the wordes, which were tolde before of the holy prophetes: and also the
commaundement of vs, that be the Apostles of the LORDE and Sauioure.
3 This first vnderstonde, that in the last dayes there shal come mockers,
which wyll walke after their awne lustes,
4 & saye: Where is the promes of his commynge? For sence the fathers
fell on slepe, euery thinge contynueth as it was from the begynnynge of ye
5 This they knowe not (and that wylfully) how that the heauens were afore
tyme also, and the earth out of the water, & was in the water by the worde
6 yet was the worlde at that tyme destroyed by the same with the floude.
7 But the heauens which are yet, and ye earth, are kepte in stoare by his
worde, to be reserued vnto fyre agaynst the daye of iudgment and damnacion of
8 Dearly beloued, be not ignoraunt of this one thinge, how that one daye
is with the LORDE as a thousande yeare: and a thousande yeare as one daye.
9 The LORDE is not slacke to fulfyll his promes (as some me counte
slacknesse) but is paciet to vs warde, and wyl not that eny ma shulde be lost,
but that euery man shulde amende himselfe.
10 Neuertheles the daye of the LORDE shal come euen as a thefe in the
night: in the which (daye) the heauens shal perishe with a greate noyse, and the
Elementes shal melte with heate, and the earth and ye workes that are therin,
11 Yf all these thinges shal perishe, what maner persons then ought ye to
be in holy couersacion and godlynes,
12 lokynge for and hastynge vnto the commynge of the LORDE? In the which
the heauens shal perishe with fyre, and the elementes shal melt with heate.
13 Neuertheles we loke for a new heauen and a new earth (acordynge to his
promes) wherin dwelleth righteousnes.
14 Wherfore dearly beloued, seynge that ye loke for soch thinges, be
diligent, yt ye maye be founde before him in peace without spot and vndefyled:
15 and counte the longsufferynge of oure LORDE youre saluacion, Euen as
oure dearly beloued brother Paul (acordinge to the wyssdome geue vnto him) wrote
16 yee speakinge therof allmost in all Epistles, wherin are many thinges
harde to be vnderstonde, which they that are vnlerned and vnstable, peruerte, as
they do the other scriptures also, to their awne danacion.
17 Ye therfore beloued, seynge ye knowe it before hande, bewarre, lest ye
also be plucte awaye thorow the erroure of ye wicked, and fall from yor owne
18 But growe in grace, and in the knowlege of oure LORDE and Sauioure
Iesus Christ. To him be prayse now and for euer, Amen.