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2 Peter 1:6

“And to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godlinesse;”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
- King James Version

and in {your} knowledge, self-control, and in {your} self-control, perseverance, and in {your} perseverance, godliness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and in `your' knowledge self-control; and in `your' self-control patience; and in `your' patience godliness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And self-control to knowledge, and a quiet mind to self-control, and fear of God to a quiet mind,
- Basic English Bible

in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,
- Darby Bible

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
- Webster's Bible

along with knowledge, self-control; along with self-control, power of endurance;
- Weymouth Bible

and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;
- World English Bible

in kunnyng abstinence, in abstynence pacience, in pacience pitee;
- Wycliffe Bible

and in the knowledge the temperance, and in the temperance the endurance, and in the endurance the piety,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:6

1:6 And to your knowledge temperance; and to your temperance patience - Bear and forbear; sustain and abstain; deny yourself and take up your cross daily. The more knowledge you have, the more renounce your own will; indulge yourself the less. Knowledge puffeth up, and the great boasters of knowledge (the Gnostics) were those that turned the grace of God into wantonness. But see that your knowledge be attended with temperance. Christian temperance implies the voluntary abstaining from all pleasure which does not lead to God. It extends to all things inward and outward: the due government of every thought, as well as affection. It is using the world, so to use all outward, and so to restrain all inward things, that they may become a means of what is spiritual; a scaling ladder to ascend to what is above. Intemperance is to abuse the world. He that uses anything below, looking no higher, and getting no farther, is intemperate. He that uses the creature only so as to attain to more of the Creator, is alone temperate, and walks as Christ himself walked. And to patience godliness - Its proper support: a continual sense of God's presence and providence, and a filial fear of, and confidence in, him; otherwise your patience may be pride, surliness, stoicism; but not Christianity.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:6

2Pe 1:6 And to knowledge temperance. Self-control. And to temperance patience. Unflinching, patient endurance. And to patience godliness. A reverence for things divine shown by growing more and more into the divine likeness.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • Roxanne
    How does 2 Peter chapter 3:2 validate the old testament?
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God. He who drinks the living water shall never be thirsty. This is the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks to Jesus for shedding his blood to us so that all may have life in abundance. God's words are more important to meditate than prayers. God's words are more powerful than the edge of the sword.
  • Virgil Larson for verse 19
    Which is it? We have also a more sure word of prophecy or So we have the prophetic word made more sure, I cannot tell since I am not a greek scholar, But I do know which one makes more sense to me, and I do appreciate that the American Standard version indicates that the words so and made are supplied suggesting to me that even the translators are not that sure. I feel it is very significant that Peter s experience at the transfiguration did not sustain him during the events of the crucifixion. . Because of his faulty understanding of prophecy Peter denied Jesus. Nicodemus on the other hand remembered the words of Jesus, the son of man must be lifted up and boldly came forward. The words of Jesus to his disciples I am telling you before it comes to pass so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He, came true for Nicodemus. But even though the disciples on the road to Emmaus had heard that Jesus was raised from the dead, they were still deeply depressed because of a faulty understand of prophecy. So Jesus hid his identity until after he gave them a through bible study on prophecy. Luke 24:13-25. Previously Jesus taught that an understanding of prophecy will protect believers from the overwhelming deception of false teachers and false Christs who will work great sings and wonders. Our safety is in the word of God, not miracles. Matthew 24 Mark 13, Revelation 13.
  • Pst. Evergreat for verse 19
    Let's understand the word SURE it means certain, reliable, confirmed. Base on this fact there is no word of the scripture that is not reliable, certain and without confirmation, as written in Jer. 1vs12: "...For I will hasten my word to perform it". If there is no assurance of the word then it's not of God, for every word of God is a prophecy that is reliable.
  • Isaiah Ayoola for verse 5
    "Giving all diligence" means to be painstaking, this is to say that you must be ready to give all it takes to add virtue moral excellence to your faith in God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Moral excellence make us a genuine born again Christian. Faith that doesn't correspond with Godly moral excellence living is fake. "Not all that call me Lord Lord will be saved" Jesus said. May we not miss heaven in Jesus name. Amen
  • Dwight Hartmark for verse 19
    The Bible in its completed state, is reliable above anything else. Even more than centuries of tradition. The Bible is to be valued and trusted over our very own personal experiences.

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