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. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you (K)an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12 Therefore I intend (L)always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in (M)the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this (N)body,[d] (O)to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 (P)since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, (Q)as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

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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
  4. 2 Peter 1:13 Greek tent; also verse 14

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