“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”
King James Version (KJV)
1:3 As his divine power has given us all things - There is a wonderful cheerfulness in this exordium, which begins with the exhortation itself. That pertain to life and godliness - To the present, natural life, and to the continuance and increase of spiritual life. Through that divine knowledge of him - Of Christ. Who hath called us by - His own glorious power, to eternal glory, as the end; by Christian virtue or fortitude, as the means.
2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power. "Seeing that his divine power" (Revised Version). Hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness. It has granted us all things needful to live godly lives. Through the knowledge of him that hath called us. These all come through the knowledge of God. To glory and virtue. "By his own glory and virtue" (Revised Version). God's power is manifested in his glory and virtue. It is his moral excellency and glory that move upon men, not physical power.