2 Peter 1:4

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereby are giuen vnto vs exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might bee partakers of the diuine nature, hauing escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of {the} divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And through this he has given us the hope of great rewards highly to be valued; so that by them we might have our part in God's being, and be made free from the destruction which is in the world through the desires of the flesh.
- Basic English Bible

through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of [the] divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
- Darby Bible

Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
- Webster's Bible

It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings.
- Weymouth Bible

by which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust.
- World English Bible

Bi whom he yaf to vs moost preciouse biheestis; that bi these thingis ye schulen be maad felows of Goddis kynde, and fle the corrupcioun of that coueytise, that is in the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

through which to us the most great and precious promises have been given, that through these ye may become partakers of a divine nature, having escaped from the corruption in the world in desires.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:4


1:4 Through which - Glory and fortitude. He hath given us exceeding great, and inconceivably precious promises - Both the promises and the things promised, which follow in their due season, that, sustained and encouraged by the promises, we may obtain all that he has promised. That, having escaped the manifold corruption which is in the world - From that fruitful fountain, evil desire. Ye may become partakers of the divine nature - Being renewed in the image of God, and having communion with them, so as to dwell in God and God in you.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:4


2Pe 1:4 Whereby. By his glory and virtue (2Pe 1:3). Exceeding great and precious promises. The splendid promises of the gospel. That by these. The offers of the gospel. Ye might be partakers of the divine nature. One of the promises was communion with God and fellowship with Christ. See Joh 14:23. Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. All who come to Christ and are in him have escaped from sin and corruption.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • A disciple
    "Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance." When I think of all the labor and toil, the persecutions and sufferings, that God's Holy One's have undergone in order to bring the Glad Tidings to us today; it is absolutely revolting how so many think that they can still love the world and keep on sinning, and actually think they're saved!
  • Vanessa Gadsden
    Her faith was just that strong that it touched him in a way that no other did she pulled on his inter man because you must remembered that its faith that pleases an move Jesus
  • Kat
    What is virtue is it the mighty power that came out of Jesus when the women touched the edge of His robe
  • Steve morrow
    --CHRIST IS NOT DECEIVED--2 PETER 1:5 AND BESIDE THIS GIVING ALL DILIGENCE --- ADD TO YOUR FAITH VIRTUE --- AND TO VIRTUE KNOWLEDGE --1:6-- AND TO KNOWLEDGE TEMPERANCE --- AND TO TEMPERANCE PATIENCE --- AND TO PATIENCE GODLINESS --- AND TO GODLINESS BROTHERLY KINDNESS --- AND TO BROTHERLY KINDNESS CHARITY
  • 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.