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.

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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

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