2 Peter 1:3

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According as his diuine power hath giuen vnto vs all things that pertain vnto life and godlines, through the knowledge of him that hath called vs to glory and vertue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because by his power he has given us everything necessary for life and righteousness, through the knowledge of him who has been our guide by his glory and virtue;
- Basic English Bible

As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by glory and virtue,
- Darby Bible

According as his divine power hath given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
- Webster's Bible

seeing that His divine power has given us all things that are needful for life and godliness, through our knowledge of Him who has appealed to us by His own glorious perfections.
- Weymouth Bible

seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;
- World English Bible

Hou alle thingis of his godlich vertu, that ben to lijf and pitee, ben youun to vs, bi the knowyng of hym, that clepide vs for his owne glorie and vertu.
- Wycliffe Bible

As all things to us His divine power (the things pertaining unto life and piety) hath given, through the acknowledgement of him who did call us through glory and worthiness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:3


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.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:3


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.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • A disciple
    "ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO LIFE AND PIETY...THAT YOU MIGHT BE PARTAKERS OF DIVINE NATURE." NOT for comfort or support of the necessities of the flesh; but for our sanctification in the Spirit, to grow into the image and likeness of God's character; which is our assurance not to stumble; and of our finally being accepted and welcomed into the kingdom of God.
  • Irene123
    Peter declared that God "hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and Godliness, through the knowledge of Him", (2 Peter 1:3). The way to become Godly is get acquainted with God Himself - through His Word and having His indwelling spirit to guide him in the reading of His Word.
  • Steve morrow
    ( a disciple ) 2 peter 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 john 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you yhey are spirit and they are life ecc 8:4 where the word of a king is there is power.......
  • Irene123
    Dear Brianna - I wasn't 'interpreting' scripture; it was just simply an interesting observation; I didn't 'change' any meanings.
  • Brianna
    vs. 20-21
    This places great responsibility on Bible translators and teachers. We need to do our research and get God's thinking on the scriptures before we try to explain it. By doing research we will be able to give an accurate answer. We do not want to be interpreting the Bible based on our flawed human philosophy.
  • Irene123
    I s'pose that this is appropo of - nothing, but I just noticed v. 14 - which harkens back to Jn. 21:19. 1 Pet. is yrs. later from Jn.21:19. I don't imagine Peter 'caught' Jesus' drift right at the time, but by now he's 'experienced' enough - he understands. It's beautiful how the Lord shows you things in His word. I'd never 'connected' these two before now.

Bible Options