2 Peter 1:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:2, NIV: "Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." It criticizes "false teachers" who distort the authentic, apostolic tradition, and predicts judgment for them. (U), 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling(V) and election. (S) 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind,(T) forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. Yet the purpose of the two letters is quite different. This is the way to spread the knowledge of the Lord; and by the written word, they are enabled to do this.16-21 The gospel is no weak thing, but comes in power, #Ro 1:16|. II. There are striking similarities between the two books. Tribulation worketh patience, whereby we bear all calamities and crosses with silence and submission. They are urged to this from the wickedness of false teachers. 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power,(AG) but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. CHAPTER 1. 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[1] It is the real or genuine knowledge, founded upon the word of God, not the knowledge that is falsely so-called. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,(J) so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,(K) having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4 - Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.. 2 Peter 1:20-21 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Try to dissuade the covetous worlding from his greediness, one ounce of gold weighs down all reasons. 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