2 Peter 1:1-11
▼Some manuscripts SimonPeter, a servant ▼
▼Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained ca faith of equal standing with ours dby the righteousness of our eGod and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 fMay grace and peace be multiplied to you gin the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirm Your Calling and Election3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him hwho called us to ▼
▼Or byhis own glory and excellence ▼
▼Or virtue4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become kpartakers of the divine nature, lhaving escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith mwith virtue ▼
▼Or excellence; twice in this verseand virtue owith knowledge, 6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control pwith steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7and godliness qwith brotherly affection, and brotherly affection rwith love. 8For if these qualities ▼
▼Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or tunfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he uis blind, having forgotten that he was vcleansed from his former sins. 10Therefore, brothers ▼
▼Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God’s family, the churchbe all the more diligent to confirm your calling and xelection, for if you practice these qualities yyou will never fall. 11For in this way there will be richly provided for you zan entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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