2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore (dio). Because of the exhortation and argument in verses Hebrews 5-9 . Give the more diligence (mallon spoudasate). "Become diligent (first aorist ingressive active imperative of spoudazw as in 2 Timothy 2:15 ; 2 Peter 1:15 ) the more" (mallon, not less). To make (poieisqai). Present middle infinitive of poiew, to make for yourselves. Calling and election (klhsin kai ekloghn). Both words (klhsin, the invitation, ekloghn, actual acceptance). See for eklogh 1 Thessalonians 1:4 ; Romans 9:11 . If ye do (poiounte). Present active circumstantial (conditional) participle of poiew, "doing." Ye shall never stumble (ou mh ptaishte pote). Strong double negative (ou mh pote) with first aorist active subjunctive of ptaiw, old verb to stumble, to fall as in James 2:10 ; James 3:2 .