2 Peter 1:9

9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

2 Peter 1:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
ESV
9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.
NLT
9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.
MSG
9 Without these qualities you can't see what's right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.
CSB
9 The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.

2 Peter 1:9 In-Context

7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,
11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 John 2:11
  • 2. Ephesians 5:26; S Matthew 1:21
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