Simon Peter a seruant and an Apostle of Iesus Christ, to you which haue obteined
like precious faith with vs by the righteousnesse of our God and Sauiour Iesus
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you, through the acknowledging of God, and of
Iesus our Lord,
3 According as his diuine power hath giuen vnto vs all things that perteine vnto
life and godlinesse, through the acknowledging of him that hath called vs vnto
glory and vertue.
4 Whereby most great and precious promises are giuen vnto vs, that by them ye
should be partakers of the diuine nature, in that ye flee the corruption, which
is in the worlde through lust.
5 Therefore giue euen all diligence thereunto: ioyne moreouer vertue with your
faith: and with vertue, knowledge:
6 And with knowledge, temperance: and with temperance, patience: and with
7 And with godlines, brotherly kindnes: and with brotherly kindnes, loue.
8 For if these things be among you, and abound, they will make you that ye
neither shalbe idle, nor vnfruitfull in the acknowledging of our Lord Iesus
9 For he that hath not these things, is blinde, and can not see farre off, and
hath forgotten that he was purged from his olde sinnes.
10 Wherefore, brethren, giue rather diligence to make your calling and election
sure: for if ye doe these things, ye shall neuer fall.
11 For by this meanes an entring shalbe ministred vnto you aboundantly into the
euerlasting kingdome of our Lorde and Sauiour Iesus Christ.
12 Wherefore, I will not be negligent to put you alwayes in remembrance of these
things, though that ye haue knowledge, & be stablished in the present trueth.
13 For I thinke it meete as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stirre you vp by
putting you in remembrance,
14 Seeing I knowe that the time is at hand that I must lay downe this my
tabernacle, euen as our Lord Iesus Christ hath shewed me.
15 I will endeuour therefore alwayes, that ye also may be able to haue
remembrance of these things after my departing.
16 For we followed not deceiuable fables when we opened vnto you the power, and
comming of our Lord Iesus Christ, but with our eyes we saw his maiestie:
17 For he receiued of God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a
voyce to him from that excellent glory, This is my beloued Sonne, in whom I am
18 And this voyce we heard when it came from heauen, being with him in the Holy
19 We haue also a most sure worde of the Prophets, to the which ye doe well that
yee take heede, as vnto a light that shineth in a darke place, vntill the day
dawne, and the day starre arise in your hearts.
20 So that yee first knowe this, that no prophecie of the Scripture is of any
21 For the prophecie came not in olde time by the will of man: but holy men of
God spake as they were moued by the holy Ghost.
1 Bvt there were false prophets also among the people, euen as there shalbe
false teachers among you: which priuily shall bring in damnable heresies, euen
denying the Lorde, that hath bought them, and bring vpon themselues swift
2 And many shall folow their destructions, by whom the way of trueth shalbe euil
3 And through couetousnes shall they with fained words make marchandise of you,
whose condemnation long since resteth not, and their destruction slumbreth not.
4 For if God spared not the Angels that had sinned, but cast them downe into
hell, and deliuered them into chaines of darkenes, to be kept vnto damnation:
5 Neither hath spared the olde worlde, but saued Noe the eight person a preacher
of righteousnesse, and brought in the flood vpon the world of the vngodly,
6 And turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrhe into ashes, condemned them and
ouerthrewe them, and made them an ensample vnto them that after should liue
7 And deliuered iust Loth vexed with the vncleanly conuersation of the wicked:
8 (For he being righteous, and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed
his righteous soule from day to day with their vnlawfull deedes.)
9 The Lorde knoweth to deliuer the godly out of tentation, and to reserue the
vniust vnto the day of iudgement vnder punishment.
10 And chiefly them that walke after the flesh, in the lust of vncleannesse, and
despise gouernement, which are bolde, and stand in their owne conceite, and
feare not to speake euill of them that are in dignitie.
11 Where as the Angels which are greater both in power and might, giue not
railing iudgement against them before the Lord.
12 But these, as naturall brute beasts, led with sensualitie and made to be
taken, and destroyed, speake euill of those things which they know not, and shal
perish through their owne corruption,
13 And shall receiue the wages of vnrighteousnes, as they which count it
pleasure dayly to liue deliciously. Spottes they are and blottes, deliting them
selues in their deceiuings, in feasting with you,
14 Hauing eyes full of adulterie, and that can not cease to sinne, beguiling
vnstable soules: they haue heartes exercised with couetousnesse, they are the
children of curse:
15 Which forsaking the right way, haue gone astray, folowing the way of Balaam,
the sonne of Bosor, which loued the wages of vnrighteousnes.
16 But he was rebuked for his iniquitie: for the dumme beast speaking with mans
voyce, forbade the foolishnesse of the Prophet.
17 These are welles without water, and cloudes caried about with a tempest, to
whome the blacke darkenes is reserued for euer.
18 For in speaking swelling wordes of vanitie, they beguile with wantonnesse
through the lusts of the flesh them that were cleane escaped from them which are
wrapped in errour,
19 Promising vnto them libertie, & are themselues the seruants of
corruption: for of whomsoeuer a man is ouercome, euen vnto the same is he in
20 For if they, after they haue escaped from the filthinesse of the world,
through the acknowledging of the Lorde, and of the Sauiour Iesus Christ, are yet
tangled againe therein, and ouercome, the latter ende is worse with them then
21 For it had bene better for them, not to haue acknowledged the way of
righteousnes, then after they haue acknowledged it, to turne from the holy
commaundement giuen vnto them.
22 But it is come vnto them, according to the true Prouerbe, The dogge is
returned to his owne vomit: and, The sowe that was washed, to the wallowing in
1 This seconde Epistle I nowe write vnto you, beloued, wherewith I stirre vp,
and warne your pure mindes,
2 To call to remembrance the wordes, which were tolde before of the holy
Prophetes, and also the commaundement of vs the Apostles of the Lord and Sauiour.
3 This first vnderstande, that there shall come in the last dayes, mockers,
which wil walke after their lustes,
4 And say, Where is the promes of his coming? For since the fathers died, all
things continue alike from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly know not, that the heauens were of olde, and the earth
that was of the water and by the water, by the word of God.
6 Wherefore the worlde that then was, perished, ouerflowed with the water.
7 But the heauens and earth, which are nowe, are kept by the same word in store,
and reserued vnto fire against the day of condemnation, and of the destruction
of vngodly men.
8 Dearely beloued, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the
Lorde, as a thousande yeeres, and a thousande yeeres as one day.
9 The Lord of that promes is not slacke (as some men count slackenesse) but is
pacient toward vs, and would haue no man to perish, but would all men to come to
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thiefe in the night, in the which the
heauens shall passe away with a noyse, and the elements shall melt with heate,
and the earth with the workes that are therein, shalbe burnt vp.
11 Seeing therefore that all these thinges must be dissolued, what maner persons
ought ye to be in holy conuersation and godlinesse,
12 Looking for, and hasting vnto the comming of that day of God, by the which
the heauens being on fire, shall be dissolued, and the elements shall melt with
13 But wee looke for newe heauens, and a newe earth, according to his promes,
wherein dwelleth righteousnesse.
14 Wherefore, beloued, seeing that yee looke for such thinges, be diligent that
ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blamelesse.
15 And suppose that the long suffering of our Lord is saluation, euen as our
beloued brother Paul according to the wisedome giuen vnto him wrote to you,
16 As one, that in all his Epistles speaketh of these thinges: among the which
some thinges are hard to be vnderstand, which they that are vnlearned and
vnstable, wrest, as they do also other Scriptures vnto their owne destruction.
17 Ye therefore beloued, seeing ye know these thinges before, beware, lest ye be
also plucked away with the errour of the wicked, and fall from your owne
18 But growe in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lorde and Sauiour Iesus
Christ: to him be glory both now and for euermore. Amen.