KĔPHA 2 -1

1 Shim’on Kĕpha, a servant and emissary of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ, to those who have obtained a belief as precious as ours by the righteousness of our Elohim and of our Saviour 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ:

2 Favour and peace be increased to you in the knowledge of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 our Aḏon,

3 as His Mighty-like power has given to us all we need for ḥai and reverence, through the knowledge of Him who called us to esteem and uprightness.

4 Through these there have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these you might be partakers of the Mighty-like nature, having escaped from the corruption in the world, caused by lust.

5 And for this reason do your utmost to add to your belief uprightness, to uprightness knowledge,

6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control endurance, to endurance reverence,

7 to reverence brotherly affection, and to brotherly affection love.

8 For if these are in you and increase, they cause you to be neither inactive nor without fruit in the knowledge of our Aḏon ha’Mashiaḥ.

9 For he in whom these are not present is blind, being shortsighted, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins.

10 For this reason, brothers, all the more do your utmost to make firm your calling and choosing, for if you are doing these you shall never stumble at all,

11 for in this way an entrance into the everlasting reign of our Aḏon and Saviour 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ shall be richly supplied to you.

12 And so I intend to remind you of these again and again, though you know them and have been established in the present truth.

13 But I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by a reminder,

14 knowing that the putting off of my tent is soon, even as our Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ made clear to me.

15 And I shall do my utmost also, to see to it that you always have a reminder of these after my departure.

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we made known to you the power and coming of our Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ, but were eye-witnesses of His superbness.

17 For when He received respect and esteem from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the Father, such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Esteem, “This is My Bĕn, the Beloved in whom I delight.”

18 And we heard this voice which came from shamayim when we were with Him on the qodesh mountain.

19 And we have the neḇuah Word made more certain, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

20 knowing this first, that no neḇuah of Scripture came to be of one’s own interpretation,

21 for neḇuah never came by the desire of man, but men of Elohim spoke, being moved by the Ruaḥ ha’Qodesh.