2 Peter 1:1-6 NIV

1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

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2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

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      Confirming One’s Calling and Election

      3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

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          4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

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          5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

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              6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

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