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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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".
Clement's comment on 2013-12-18 18:46:24:
It means be fervent and brethren, so that your selection will not be in vain.
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