11 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance (A)of hope until the end, 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but (B)imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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Confirm Your Calling and Election

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him (A)who called us to[a] his own glory and excellence,[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:3 Or by
  2. 2 Peter 1:3 Or virtue

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith (A)with virtue,[a] and virtue (B)with knowledge,

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  1. 2 Peter 1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse

10 Therefore, brothers,[a] be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and (A)election, for if you practice these qualities (B)you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you (C)an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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  1. 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

(A)There is no one who calls upon your name,
    who rouses himself to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
    and have made us melt in[a] the hand of our iniquities.

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  1. Isaiah 64:7 Masoretic Text; Septuagint, Syriac, Targum have delivered us into

For this reason I remind you (A)to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

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And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in (A)the promise made by God to our fathers, (B)to which (C)our twelve tribes hope to (D)attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope (E)I am accused by Jews, O king!

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20 but declared first (A)to those in Damascus, (B)then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also (C)to the Gentiles, that they should (D)repent and (E)turn to God, performing deeds (F)in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason (G)the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.

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