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

  • Esgdhn
    This is a nice chapter of good this is nice to Jesus we thank God every single day this s nice chapter that is amazing that is what you should do together get your family members read it all together that is what make God happy even if you to do it on vacation that will make him happy so be good to God he will be good to you also be good to God he will be good to you be amazing to God.
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." It is God's intention, in giving us all His Word, that we know and understand Him; and have all capability to walk in truth and love.
  • BSP
    Verses 5 through 8 points out step by step the qualities we need to cultivate in order to have endurance.
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:2 GRACE AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED UNTO YOU THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF JESUS OUR LORD 2:3 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
  • Fredscanlan
    Reading your previous comment, that the 3 rd person in the trinity actually moved on Gods servants. His apostles tell us of this mystery. Their witness is a witness for us to believe in and that it would become real to each of us. I really enjoy reading king James version. I've read this version my whole life, and it still reveals something new of God everyday. Thank you for the revelation Peter
  • Yvonne
    You cannot believe in evolution and Creation.......... If the world exists more than a billion years, we will find in every place a lot of bones, skulls etc. etc.. Men always like to show of to others how much they know, but the more we think we know, the more we realize we don't know and the best is still to come when Jesus returns and has to show us again what matters....Love the Lord, your neighbour as yourself, we still not succeed in doing so , so we look for other ways to fill up the emptiness! At the moment we destroy creation, because satan knows that he has very little time to do so and his servants are already working very hard, but in the end they will not win, because our Saviour will return in time to save us from the madness and then we will realize how foolish we have been in not wanting to know the most important thing in life......to Love!!

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