2 Peter 1:3-11 DBY

3 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,

References for 2 Peter 1:3

    • a 1:3 - Epignosis, 'full knowledge,' 'personal recognition,' as Col. 1.9.
    • b 1:3 - Many read 'by (his) own glory.'
      4 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.

      References for 2 Peter 1:4

        • c 1:4 - Or 'have been given.'
        • d 1:4 - Koinonos: Heb. 2.14.
          5 But for this very reason also, using therewith e all diligence, in your faith have also f virtue, in virtue knowledge,

          References for 2 Peter 1:5

            • e 1:5 - 'Bringing in besides,' or 'along with,' 'by the side of the other.'
            • f 1:5 - Lit 'supply,' 'furnish besides.' It is the aorist.
              6 in knowledge temperance, g in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,

              References for 2 Peter 1:6

                • g 1:6 - Or 'self control,' as Gal. 5.23. 'Endurance' is hupomone: see Jas. 5.7.
                  7 in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:
                  8 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;

                  References for 2 Peter 1:8

                    • h 1:8 - See Note i, ver. 3.
                      9 for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.
                      10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall;
                      11 for thus shall the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be richly furnished unto you.