His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him 1who called us to his own glory and excellence,
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by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become 2partakers of the divine nature, 3having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
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For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith 4with virtue, and virtue 5with knowledge,
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and knowledge with self-control, and self-control 6with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
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and godliness 7with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection 8with love.
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For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or 9unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he 10is blind, having forgotten that he was 11cleansed from his former sins.
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Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and 12election sure, for if you practice these qualities 13you will never fall.
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For in this way there will be richly provided for you 14an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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Therefore I intend 15always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in 16the truth that you have.
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I think it right, as long as I am in this 17body,18to stir you up by way of reminder,
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19since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, 20as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.
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And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.