For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith (A)with virtue,[a] and virtue (B)with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control (C)with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness (D)with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection (E)with love. For if these qualities[b] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or (F)unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he (G)is blind, having forgotten that he was (H)cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,[c] be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and (I)election, for if you practice these qualities (J)you will never fall.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse
  2. 2 Peter 1:8 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12
  3. 2 Peter 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters

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