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

  • 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!!
  • A disciple
    "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him..." Knowledge is power when we rightly act upon it. We never need be overcome by temptations. When we speak and act according to the truth, and stand on the Word, we cannot fail!
  • Lilian
    Our Father in Heaven had sent his Son Jesus Christ to give us life in abundance simply because He loves us Jesus came to fulfill the scriptures and shared and preach the words of God so that you and I will have light and life this is the true promised of God our job now is to praise and worship Jesus and live like him thanks for your blood Lord amen
  • Bruce
    ray: Back up to Matthew when The Persecution and Tribulation started. Paul was a Hitler of that Day! Until he meant the Lord:Acts9:1-5/---we must through much Tribulation enter into The Kingdom of God. Acts14:22 The Sixth Seal is opened and The Day of Wrath has come(upon the lost: Revelation6:12-17/ whosoever was not found written in The Book of Life was cast into The Lake of Fire.Revelation20:15
  • Ray321
    Hebrews through Revelation is for tribulation reading. If we miss the Rapture, then the books of Hebrews through Revelation will come to pass. We can learn from these books, but we must be careful who is it written to. Food for thought. ...

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