(A)by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be (B)partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the [a]corruption that is in the world through lust.

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  1. 2 Peter 1:4 depravity

Through [a]these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent (A)promises, so that by them you may become (B)partakers of the divine nature, having (C)escaped the (D)corruption that is in (E)the world on account of lust.

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  1. 2 Peter 1:4 Lit which

For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises [of inexpressible value], so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature.

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Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,(A) so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,(B) having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.(C)

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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.

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14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

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14 For we have become partakers of Christ (A)if we keep the beginning of our [a](B)commitment firm until the end,

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  1. Hebrews 3:14 Or assurance

14 For we [believers] have become partakers of Christ [sharing in all that the Messiah has for us], if only we hold firm our newborn confidence [which originally led us to Him] until the end,

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14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold(A) our original conviction firmly to the very end.(B)

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14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

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The Corinthians’ Repentance

Therefore,(A) having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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Paul Reveals His Heart

Therefore, having these promises, (A)beloved, (B)let’s cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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Paul Reveals His Heart

Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.

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Therefore, since we have these promises,(A) dear friends,(B) let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness(C) out of reverence for God.

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Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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12 that you do not become [a]sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience (A)inherit the promises.

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  1. Hebrews 6:12 lazy

12 so that you will not be sluggish, but (A)imitators of those who through (B)faith and endurance (C)inherit the promises.

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12 so that you will not be [spiritually] sluggish, but [will instead be] imitators of those who through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in His power] and by patient endurance [even when suffering] are [now] inheriting the promises.

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12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate(A) those who through faith and patience(B) inherit what has been promised.(C)

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12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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