2 Peter 1:5-11
New International Version
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;(A) 6 and to knowledge, self-control;(B) and to self-control, perseverance;(C) and to perseverance, godliness;(D) 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.(E) 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive(F) in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.(G) 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind,(H) forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.(I)
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling(J) and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,(K) 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom(L) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.(M)
- 2 Peter 1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.