2 Peter 1:1-10 (English Standard Version)

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Greeting

1 Simeona Peter, a servantb and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained 1a faith of equal standing with ours 2by the righteousness of our 3God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 4May grace and peace be multiplied to you 5in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Make Your Calling and Election Sure

3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him 6who called us toc his own glory and excellence,d 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become 7partakers of the divine nature, 8having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith 9with virtue,e and virtue 10with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control 11with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness 12with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection 13with love. 8 For if these qualitiesf are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or 14unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he 15is blind, having forgotten that he was 16cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,g be all the more diligent to make your calling and 17election sure, for if you practice these qualities 18you will never fall.
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