As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge a of him that has called us by glory b and virtue,
through which he has given c to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers d of [the] divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
But for this very reason also, using therewith e all diligence, in your faith have also f virtue, in virtue knowledge,
in knowledge temperance, g in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,
in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:
for these things existing and abounding in you make [you] to be neither idle nor unfruitful as regards the knowledge h of our Lord Jesus Christ;
for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall;
for thus shall the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be richly furnished unto you.