6 and in your knowledge, 4self-control, and in your self-control, 5perseverance, and in your perseverance, 6godliness,
7 and in your godliness, 7brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor 8unfruitful in the true 9knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.