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

  • 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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