godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.
Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.
For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
Therefore I will always remind you about these things, even though you know them and are established in the truth you have.
I consider it right, as long as I am in this tent,a to wake you up with a reminder,
knowing that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has also shown me.b15
And I will also make every effort that after my departurec you may be able to recall these things at any time.
For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, a voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory: This is My beloved Son.d I take delight in Him!e