2 Peter 1:3-11 (Today's New International Version)

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Confirming One's Calling and Election

3 His divine power1 has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him2 who called us3 by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,4 so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,5 having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.6 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;7 6 and to knowledge, self-control;8 and to self-control, perseverance;9 and to perseverance, godliness;10 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.11 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive12 in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.13 9 But if any of you do not have them, you are nearsighted and blind,14 and you have forgotten that you have been cleansed from your past sins.15 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling16 and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,17 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom18 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.19
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