2 Peter 1:5

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And besides this, giuing all diligence, adde to your faith, vertue; and to vertue knowledge;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in {your} moral excellence, knowledge,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in `your' virtue knowledge;
- American Standard Version (1901)

So, for this very cause, take every care; joining virtue to faith, and knowledge to virtue,
- Basic English Bible

But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge,
- Darby Bible

And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
- Webster's Bible

But for this very reason--adding, on your part, all earnestness-- along with your faith, manifest also a noble character: along with a noble character, knowledge;
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;
- World English Bible

And bringe ye in alle bisynesse, and mynystre ye in youre feith vertu, and `in vertu kunnyng;
- Wycliffe Bible

And this same also -- all diligence having brought in besides, superadd in your faith the worthiness, and in the worthiness the knowledge,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:5


1:5 For this very reason - Because God hath given you so great blessings. Giving all diligence - It is a very uncommon word which we render giving. It literally signifies, bringing in by the by, or over and above: implying, that good works the work; yet not unless we are diligent. Our diligence is to follow the gift of God, and is followed by an increase of all his gifts. Add to - And in all the other gifts of God. Superadd the latter, without losing the former. The Greek word properly means lead up, as in dance, one of these after the other, in a beautiful order. Your faith, that evidence of things not seen, termed before the knowledge of God and of Christ, the root of all Christian graces. Courage - Whereby ye may conquer all enemies and difficulties, and execute whatever faith dictates. In this most beautiful connexion, each preceding grace leads to the following; each following, tempers and perfects the preceding. They are set down in the order of nature, rather than the order of time. For though every grace bears a relation to every other, yet here they are so nicely ranged, that those which have the closest dependence on each other are placed together. And to your courage knowledge - Wisdom, teaching how to exercise it on all occasions.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:5


2Pe 1:5 And beside this. "Yea, and for this very cause" (Revised Version). Because God has called you with precious promises. What God has done calls on us to do our part. Giving all diligence. "Adding on your part all diligence" (Revised Version). No exertion must be spared. There must be the fullest co-operation with God. Add to your faith virtue. "In your faith supply virtue" (Revised Version). The Common Version is wrong. Faith is the basis of the Christian life and all are expected to possess it, but out of it must grow other excellencies. And to virtue. "And in [your virtue]" (Revised Version). Moral courage, the natural fruit of a trusting faith in God. Knowledge. The moral heroism must be guided by knowledge or it will run into "a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge" (Ro 10:2).

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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