As all things of his divine power which appertain to life and godliness are given us through the knowledge of him who hath called us by his own proper glory and virtue.
By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.
And you, employing all care, minister in your faith, virtue: And in virtue, knowledge:
And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness:
And in godliness, love of brotherhood: and in love of brotherhood, charity.
For if these things be with you and abound, they will make you to be neither empty nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For he that hath not these things with him is blind and groping, having forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore, brethren, labour the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election. For doing these things, you shall not sin at any time.
For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the ever-lasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.