2 Peter 1:6-16 NIV

6 and to knowledge, self-control;1 and to self-control, perseverance;2 and to perseverance, godliness;3

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      7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.4

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      8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive5 in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.6

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      9 But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind,7 and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.8

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      10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling9 and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,10

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      11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom11 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.12

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      Prophecy of Scripture

      12 So I will always remind you of these things,13 even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth14 you now have.

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      13 I think it is right to refresh your memory15 as long as I live in the tent of this body,16

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      14 because I know that I will soon put it aside,17 as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.18

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      15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure19 you will always be able to remember these things.

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      16 We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,20 but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.21

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