II. The Divine Provision
A. The Impartation of the Divine Power
1. All Things Which Relate to Life and
Godliness, with the Divine Nature
3 Seeing that His 1adivine power has 2granted to us 3all things which relate to 4blife and 5cgodliness, 6through the 7full knowledge of 8Him who has dcalled us 9by His own 10eglory and 11fvirtue,
4 1Through 2which He has granted to us precious and 3exceedingly great apromises that through 4these you might become bpartakers of the divine nature, 5having cescaped the 6corruption which is in the dworld 7by elust.
2. Growth and Development by Life
unto the Rich Entrance into the Eternal Kingdom
5 And for this very reason also, 1adding all adiligence, 2supply bountifully in your 3bfaith 4cvirtue; and in virtue, 5dknowledge;
6 And in knowledge, 1aself-control; and in self-control, 2bendurance; and in endurance, 3cgodliness;
7 And in godliness, 1abrotherly love; and in brotherly love, 2blove.
8 For 1these things, 2existing in you and 3abounding, 4constitute you neither 5idle nor 6aunfruitful 7unto the full 8bknowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For he in whom 1these things are not present is ablind, being 2shortsighted, 3having forgotten the bcleansing of his past sins.
10 1Therefore, brothers, be the more adiligent to 2make your bcalling and cselection dfirm, for doing 3these things you shall by no means ever estumble.
11 For in this way the aentrance into the 1eternal bkingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly and cbountifully 2supplied to you.
B. The Shining of the Divine Truth
1. By the Glory of the Apostles' Witnessing
12 Therefore I will be ready always to aremind you concerning these things, even though you know them and have been bestablished in the 1present ctruth.
13 And I consider it aright, as long as I am in this 1btabernacle, to cstir you up by a reminder,
14 Knowing that the 1aputting off of my tabernacle is imminent, even as 2also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 Moreover I will also be diligent that you may be able, after my 1aexodus, to bbring these things to mind at all times.
16 For we did not 1follow acleverly devised 2bmyths when we made known to you the cpower and 3dcoming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we became 4eeyewitnesses of that One's 5majesty.
17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory, a avoice such as this being 1borne to Him by the 2magnificent glory: This is My Son, My Beloved, in whom I delight.
18 And this voice we heard being borne out of heaven while we were with Him in the aholy bmountain.
2. By the Light of the Prophetic Word
19 1And we have the aprophetic word made more bfirm, to which you do well to give heed as to a 2clamp shining in a 3dark place, until the 4dday dawns and the emorning star rises in your hearts;
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of aScripture is of 1one's own 2interpretation;
21 1For no prophecy was ever 2borne by the will of man, but men spoke from God while being 2borne by the Holy aSpirit.