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 for 2 Peter 1:10

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 for 2 Peter 1:10

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 1:10

  • Earl Bowman on 2 Peter 1:10
    Why not all people come to salvation today

    john 12:37-40 therefore they could not believe, because esaias (god's words on his tongue) saith .....

    luke 22:67 art thou the christ? tell us. and he said (god's word's) unto them, if i tell you, ye will not believe.

    these words came out of god's mouth and god said his words would not return unto him void.

    isaiah 55:11

    philippians 1:9 for unto you it is given in the behalf of christ, not only to believe on him ....

    no one can believe unless god's causes them to believe.

    john 6:29 .....this is the work of god, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent....

    2 thessalonians 2:11 and for this cause (unbelief) god shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

    2 timothy 2:13 if we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

    luke 3:13 ... exact no more than that which is appointed to you.

    jeremiah 46:17 ....pharaoh king of egypt, is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.

    psalms 102:20 to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those appointed to death.

    job 23 :14 for he performeth the thing that is appointed for me.....

    1 peter 2:8 a stone of stumbling, a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto they were also appointed.

    there but by the grace of god, go i.
  • Erich on 2 Peter 1:10
    2 Peter 1: 10-11 is very clear that we, as believers, must hold fast to our faith in Christ for eternal salvation. This, along with many other verses, teach that the security of the believer is conditional, not unconditional. 1 Peter 1:5 even tells us that we are kept by the power of God through faith (present/continual tense). We are to be active followers of Christ, just as Christ says in John 10: 27-28. the ones who are secure are the ones who follow Christ. We are absolutely assured of our eternal salvation as long as we continue in the Father through the Son (1 John 2:24-25). We are taught by John in his 1st epistle that the promise of eternal life is conditional on continued faith in Christ. We are told we need to endure to the end (Mt 10:22).

    Some people think 2 Peter 1: 10-11 has nothing to do with justification, but, sanctification. This is misleading because verse 11 clears explained and expounds on verse 10 to mean eternal entrance to Heaven..... Key word is entrance. If 2 Peter 1:10-11 had nothing to do with our salvation Peter would not have even mentioned entrance into Heaven.

    We can, and should take such comfort in the hope and assurance we have in our eternal life. However, we need to be mindful of the warnings that the writers of the Holy Bible put forth, as well. We must never take our eyes of Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Heb. 12:2). We must never let ourselves grieve the Holy Spirit by partaking in willful sin, as by willful sinning we create and evil heart of unbelief and run the risk of departing from the living God and falling short of entrance into His rest- Heaven (Heb. 3: 12- Heb. 4:1). We must remain in God's word for guidance and instruction. By doing so, we will grow in our walk with Christ. We must always remember, He is the vine, we are the branches. We can do nothing without him. If we do not abide/remain in Christ we are cast off and burned, which is synonymous with hell (John 15 1:6).
  • Bill on 2 Peter 1:10
    1. Peter assumes his readers are believers, not merely professing believers. 2. Peter is discussing sanctification, not justification. 3. Peter says those who make their calling and election sure will never fall, not prove or guarantee their salvation 4. Peter s theme is perseverance that results in reward, not perseverance unto eternal life.
  • Janice cray on 2 Peter 1:10
    It means to me to study the word of God then get busy share your hope and your faith with others be glad ,be encouraged just don,t stay in one position ,move higher as he instructs us in his word
  • Pastor Ryan Sheppard on 2 Peter 1:10
    God instructs we who believe on Jesus for salvation to do our utmost to be Christian which entails FIRST studying God 's Word for all tha we can do to super please our Beautiful Saviour and Lord Jesus. Does it super please God to share God 's simple plan of salvation? Without question sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus super pleases God so go and do so with all your heart. Does it super please God to say no to all worldliness, corruption and tyranny? Obviously, then say no to any and all worldliness with all your being and coint it all joy when you share the gospel with EVERYONE YOU MEET, count it all joy saying no to sin, count it all joy when seeking to love and care for others doing all unto our Lord Jesus. Any Christian who 's satisfied with less than an all out effort to share the gospel and be the best they can for God is going to be a poor example for others to follow and like a ship sitting stagnantly for years in the same location barnacles and other corruptions will attach and will become an unprofitable servant at best. God blessed us with life and breathe in order to invite us all into a grace a thon wherein like any thon we 're to be willing EVEN eager to not leave any stone unturned in an all out effort to super bless the very heart of God making extra thoroughly certain we 're not neglecting to do everything to touch the very heart of God and be a sweet smelling savour in the Nostrils of God. Now, get set and GO! GO! and SUPER GO! search the scriptures for every word that describes what we can do to well please God, then, after compliling a list go do them all with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.


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