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2 Peter 1:5-9English Standard Version (ESV)

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities[b] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

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
English Standard Version (ESV)

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2 Peter 1:5-9New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is short-sighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

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2 Peter 1:5-9American Standard Version (ASV)

Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; and in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control [a]patience; and in your [b]patience godliness; and in your godliness [c]brotherly kindness; and in your [d]brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he that lacketh these things is blind, [e]seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Peter 1:6 Or, stedfastness
  2. 2 Peter 1:6 Or, stedfastness
  3. 2 Peter 1:7 Greek love of the brethren.
  4. 2 Peter 1:7 Greek love of the brethren.
  5. 2 Peter 1:9 Or, closing his eyes
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