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Growth in Christian Virtue

1 ISimon Peter, a abond-servant and bapostle of Jesus Christ,

¶ To those who have received ca faith of the same IIkind as ours, IIIby dthe righteousness of eour God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 aGrace and peace be multiplied to you in bthe knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His adivine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true bknowledge of Him who ccalled us Iby His own glory and IIexcellence. 4 IFor by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent apromises, so that by them you may become bpartakers of [the] divine nature, having cescaped the dcorruption that is in ethe world by lust. 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith asupply bmoral Iexcellence, and in [your] moral excellence, cknowledge, 6 and in [your] knowledge, aself-control, and in [your] self-control, bperseverance, and in [your] perseverance, cgodliness, 7 and in [your] godliness, abrotherly kindness, and in [your] brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if these [qualities] are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor aunfruitful in the true bknowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these [qualities] is ablind [or] short-sighted, having forgotten [his] bpurification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His acalling and bchoosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never cstumble; 11 for in this way the entrance into athe eternal kingdom of our bLord and Savior Jesus Christ will be cabundantly dsupplied to you.

[1] ITwo early mss read Simeon IIOr value IIIOr in aRo 1:1; Php 1:1; Jm 1:1; Jde 1 b1P 1:1 cRo 1:12; 2Co 4:13; Tit 1:4 dRo 3:21-26 eTit 2:13
[2] aRo 1:7; 1P 1:2 bJn 17:3; Php 3:8; 2P 1:3, 8; 2:20; 3:18
[3] IOr to IIOr virtue a1P 1:5 bJn 17:3; Php 3:8; 2P 1:2, 8; 2:20; 3:18 c1Th 2:12; 2Th 2:14; 1P 5:10
[4] ILit Through which (things) a2P 3:9, 13 bEp 4:13, 24; He 12:10; 1 Jn 3:2 c2P 2:18, 20 d2P 2:19 eJm 1:27
[5] IOr virtue a2P 1:11 b2P 1:3 cCol 2:3; 2P 1:2
[6] aAc 24:25 bLk 21:19 c2P 1:3
[7] aRo 12:10; 1P 1:22
[8] aCol 1:10 bJn 17:3; Php 3:8; 2P 1:2, 3; 2:20; 3:18
[9] a1 Jn 2:11 bEp 5:26; Tit 2:14
[10] aMt 22:14; Ro 11:29; 2P 1:3 b1Th 1:4 cJm 2:10; 2P 3:17; Jde 24
[11] a2Ti 4:18 b2P 2:20; 3:18 cRo 2:4; 1Ti 6:17 d2P 1:5

12 ¶ Therefore, aI will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you [already] know [them], and have been established in bthe truth which is present with [you]. 13 I consider it aright, as long as I am in bthis [earthly] dwelling, to cstir you up by way of reminder, 14 knowing that athe laying aside of my [earthly] dwelling is imminent, bas also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my adeparture you will be able to call these things to mind.

[12] aPhp 3:1; 1 Jn 2:21; Jde 5 bCol 1:5f; 2 Jn 2
[13] aPhp 1:7 b2Co 5:1, 4; 2P 1:14 c2P 3:1
[14] a2Co 5:1; 2Ti 4:6 bJn 13:36; 21:19
[15] aLk 9:31

Eyewitnesses

16 ¶ For we did not follow cleverly devised atales when we made known to you the bpower and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were ceyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an Iautterance as this was IImade to Him by the bMajestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this Iutterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the aholy mountain.

[16] a1Ti 1:4; 2P 2:3 bMk 13:26; 14:62; 1Th 2:19 cMt 17:1ff; Mk 9:2ff; Lk 9:28ff
[17] ILit voice IILit brought aMt 17:5; Mk 9:7; Lk 9:35 bHe 1:3
[18] ILit voice brought aEx 3:5; Jsh 5:15

19I[So] we have athe prophetic word [made] more bsure, to which you do well to pay attention as to ca lamp shining in a dark place, until the dday dawns and the emorning star arises fin your hearts. 20 But aknow this first of all, that bno prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of one’s own interpretation, 21 for ano prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men bmoved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

[19] IOr We have the even more sure prophetic word a1P 1:10f bHe 2:2 cPs 119:105 dLk 1:78 eRv 22:16 f2Co 4:6
[20] a2P 3:3 bRo 12:6
[21] aJr 23:26; 2Ti 3:16 b2S 23:2; Lk 1:70; Ac 1:16; 3:18; 1P 1:11


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Confirming them in hope of increase of God's graces,

1 ¶ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

[1] Is 12:2; Jr 33:16; Mt 4:18; 10:2; Lk 1:47; 11:49; 22:31; Jn 1:42; 12:26; 20:21; 21:15; Ac 15:8, 14; Ro 1:1, 12, 17; 3:21; 1Co 1:30; 9:1; 15:9; 2Co 4:13; 5:21; Ga 2:8; Ep 3:5; 4:5, 11; Php 1:29; 3:9; 2Ti 1:5; Tit 1:1, 4; 2:13; 1P 1:1, 7; 2:7; 5:1; 2P 1:4.
[2] Nu 6:24; Is 53:11; Dn 4:1; 6:25; Lk 10:22; Jn 17:3; Ro 1:7; 2Co 4:6; 1P 1:2; 2P 3:18; 1Jn 5:20; Jde 1:2; Rv 1:4.
[3] Ru 3:11; Ps 84:11; 110:3; Pv 12:4; 31:10, 29; Mt 28:18; Jn 17:2, 3; Ro 8:28, 32; 9:24; 1Co 1:9; 3:21; 2Co 12:9; Ep 1:19; 4:1, 4; Php 4:8; Col 1:16; 1Th 2:12; 4:7; 2Th 2:14; 1Ti 4:8; 2Ti 1:9; He 1:3; 1P 1:15; 2:9, 21; 3:9; 5:10; 2P 1:2, 5.
[4] Ezk 36:25; Jn 1:12; Ro 9:4; 2Co 1:20; 3:18; 6:17; 7:1; Ga 3:16; 6:8; Ep 4:23; Col 3:10; He 8:6; 9:15; 12:10; Jm 4:1; 1P 4:2; 2P 1:1; 2:18; 1Jn 2:15, 25; 3:2.

he exhorteth them, by faith, and good works, to make their calling sure:

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

[5] Ps 119:4; Pv 4:23; Is 55:2; Zc 6:15; Lk 16:26; 24:21; Jn 6:27; 1Co 14:20; Ep 1:17; 5:17; Php 1:9; 2:12; 4:8; Col 1:9; He 6:11; 11:6; 12:15; 1P 3:7; 2P 1:2, 3, 10; 3:14, 18.
[6] Gn 5:24; Ps 37:7; Is 57:1; Lk 8:15; 21:19; Ac 24:25; Ro 2:7; 5:3; 8:25; 15:4; 1Co 9:25; 2Co 6:4; Ga 5:23; Col 1:11; 1Th 1:3; 2Th 1:4; 3:5; 1Ti 2:2, 10; 3:16; 4:7; 6:3, 6, 11; 2Ti 3:5; Tit 1:1, 8; 2:2; He 6:12, 15; 10:36; 12:1; Jm 1:3; 5:7; 2P 1:3; 3:11; Rv 1:9; 2:2; 13:10; 14:12.
[7] Jn 13:34; Ro 12:10; 1Co 13:1; Ga 6:10; Col 3:14; 1Th 3:12; 4:9; 5:15; He 13:1; 1P 1:22; 2:17; 3:8; 1Jn 3:14, 16; 4:21.
[8] Pv 19:15; Mt 13:22; 20:3, 6; 25:26; Jn 5:42; 15:2, 6, 7; Ro 12:11; 1Co 15:58; 2Co 5:13; 8:2, 7; 9:14; 13:5; Php 1:9; 2:5; Col 2:7; 3:16; 1Th 3:12; 4:1; 2Th 1:3; 1Ti 5:13; Tit 3:14; Phm 1:6; He 6:12; 2P 1:2.
[9] Mk 10:21; Lk 18:22; Jn 9:40; Ro 6:1, 11; 2Co 4:3; Ga 5:6, 13; Ep 5:26; He 9:14; Jm 2:14; 1P 3:21; 2P 1:4, 5; 2:18; 1Jn 1:7; 2:9; Rv 3:17.
[10] Ps 15:5; 37:24; 62:2, 6; 112:6; 121:3; Is 56:2; Mi 7:8; Mt 7:24; Lk 6:47; Ac 20:24; Ro 8:28; 1Th 1:3; 2Th 2:13; 2Ti 2:19; He 6:11, 19; 1P 1:2, 5; 2P 1:5; 3:17; 1Jn 3:19; Rv 3:10; 22:14.
[11] Ps 36:8; So 5:1; Is 9:7; 35:2; Dn 7:14, 27; Mt 25:34; Jn 10:10; 2Co 5:1; Ep 3:20; 2Ti 4:8; He 6:17; 2P 1:1; Rv 3:21; 5:10.

whereof he is careful to remember them, knowing that his death is at hand:

12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth. 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in remembrance; 14 Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

[12] Ac 16:5; Ro 15:14; Php 3:1; Col 2:7; 1Ti 4:6; 2Ti 1:6; He 10:32; 13:9; 1P 5:10, 12; 2P 1:13, 15; 3:1, 17; 1Jn 2:21; Jde 1:3, 5, 17.
[13] Hg 1:14; 2Co 5:1, 8; 2Ti 1:6; He 13:3; 2P 1:12, 14; 3:1.
[14] Dt 4:21; 31:14; Jsh 23:14; 1K 2:2; Jn 21:18; Ac 20:25; 2Ti 4:6.
[15] Dt 31:19; Jsh 24:24; 1Ch 29:1; Ps 71:18; 2Ti 2:2; He 11:4; 2P 1:4, 12.

and warneth them to be constant in the faith of Christ, who is the true Son of God, by the eyewitness of the Apostles beholding his majesty, and by the testimony of the Father, and the prophets.

16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

[16] Mal 3:2; 4:5; Mt 16:28; 17:1; 24:3, 27; 28:18; Mk 9:1, 2; Lk 9:28; Jn 1:14; 17:2; Ro 1:4; 1Co 1:7, 17, 23; 2:1, 4; 5:4; 2Co 2:17; 4:2; 12:16; Ep 4:14; Php 3:21; 2Th 2:9; 1Ti 1:4; 4:7; Tit 1:14; 2P 3:3; 1Jn 1:1; 4:14; Jde 1:14; Rv 1:7.
[17] Is 42:1; 53:10; Mt 3:17; 11:25; 12:18; 17:3, 5; 28:19; Mk 1:11; 9:7; Lk 3:22; 9:34, 35; 10:22; Jn 3:35; 5:21, 26, 36; 6:27, 37, 39; 10:15, 36; 12:28; 13:1; 14:6, 8, 11; 17:21; 20:17; Ro 15:6; 2Co 1:3; 11:31; 2Jn 1:3; Jde 1:1.
[18] Gn 28:16; Ex 3:1, 5; Jsh 5:15; Is 11:9; 56:7; Zc 8:3; Mt 17:6.
[19] Ps 19:7; 119:105; Pv 6:23; Is 8:20; 9:2; 41:21, 26; 60:1; Mt 4:16; Lk 1:78; 16:29; Jn 1:7; 5:35, 39; 8:12; Ac 15:29; 17:11; 2Co 4:4; Ep 5:7; Jm 2:8; 1Jn 5:10; 3Jn 1:6; Rv 2:28; 22:16.
[20] Ro 6:6; 12:6; 13:11; 1Ti 1:9; Jm 1:3; 2P 3:3.
[21] Nu 16:28; Dt 33:1; Jsh 14:6; 2S 23:2; 1K 13:1; 17:18, 24; 2K 4:7, 9, 22; 6:10, 15; 1Ch 23:14; 2Ch 8:14; Mi 3:7; Mk 12:36; Lk 1:70; Ac 1:16; 3:18; 28:25; 2Ti 3:15, 16; He 3:7; 9:8; 10:15; 1P 1:11; Rv 19:10.


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