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2 Peter 1

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Bible part  New Testament
Category  General epistles
Order in the Bible part  22
2 Peter 1
Book  Second Epistle of Peter

2 Peter 1 is the first chapter of the Second Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The author identifies himself as "Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some of the oldest manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Papyrus 72 (3rd/4th century)
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 2-21)
  • This chapter is divided into 21 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 2 Peter 1:1-4 = Greeting the Faithful
  • 2 Peter 1:5-11 = Fruitful Growth in the Faith
  • 2 Peter 1:12-16 = Peter’s Approaching Death
  • 2 Peter 1:17-21 = The Trustworthy Prophetic Word
  • Verse 1

    New King James Version

    Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

    Verse 18

    New King James Version

    And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

    Reference to Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1-12; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36


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