2 Peter 1:10

“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, the rather, brethren, giue diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye doe these things, ye shall neuer fall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall:
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
- Webster's Bible

For this reason, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never stumble.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.
- World English Bible

Wherfor, britheren, be ye more bisi, that by goode werkis ye make youre clepyng and chesyng certeyn;
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, the rather, brethren, be diligent to make stedfast your calling and choice, for these things doing, ye may never stumble,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:10


1:10 Wherefore - Considering the miserable state of these apostates. Brethren - St. Peter nowhere uses this appellation in either of his epistles, but in this important exhortation. Be the more diligent - By courage, knowledge, temperance, &c. To make your calling and election firm - God hath called you by his word and his Spirit; he hath elected you, separated you from the world, through sanctification of the Spirit. O cast not away these inestimable benefits! If ye are thus diligent to make your election firm, ye shall never finally fall.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:10


2Pe 1:10 Wherefore . . . give diligence. "The more diligence" (Revised Version). Diligence to the end is needful in order to salvation. Your calling and election. The calling is first in order; the election comes when we accept the call. Sure. Our own efforts are needed to make them sure. For if ye do these things. Those named above. Thus we will make the "calling and election sure". For then we "shall never fail".

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • George mumba
    Mark 4vs10 says the knowledge to know the secret of the kingdom of heaven!by the spirit of God a Christian doesn't given a limit where to reach in the grace,because the more you grow in the grace of God the more His spirit become active in performing wonders such that you will go beyond your spirit gift,I the bible say I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me!
  • J
    "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." Isaiah 57:15
  • MockingBird
    Grace is given to the humble : More Grace is given to the more humble : Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He shall lift you up. Peace is multiplied through the knowledge of God's word . I believe to have a close walk with God is to have time in His word and in prayer.
  • Mochael Jones
    It is true what2 Pt1:2 saysYou will only abound in grace and peace of God and of Jesus christ if you learn of.A similar scripture is given in psalm 92 vrs 13
  • BSP
    If we cultivate and practice the things mentioned in verses 5 through 8 this will prevent us from becoming unfruitful or inactive.
  • Michael C.
    1-11 This is the pure Holy Glad Tidings, and all our instruction from God to be rightly saved, and how to endure to the end and be saved! Just as a clear eye fills the body with light; it is by the Spirit of Truth animating our life in this world, that the work of God is perfected in us. "...For these things in you being possessed and abounding, constitute neither idle nor unfruitful..." (Gk 1550)

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