2 Peter 1:6

“And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godlinesse;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and in {your} knowledge, self-control, and in {your} self-control, perseverance, and in {your} perseverance, godliness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and in `your' knowledge self-control; and in `your' self-control patience; and in `your' patience godliness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And self-control to knowledge, and a quiet mind to self-control, and fear of God to a quiet mind,
- Basic English Bible

in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,
- Darby Bible

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
- Webster's Bible

along with knowledge, self-control; along with self-control, power of endurance;
- Weymouth Bible

and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;
- World English Bible

in kunnyng abstinence, in abstynence pacience, in pacience pitee;
- Wycliffe Bible

and in the knowledge the temperance, and in the temperance the endurance, and in the endurance the piety,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:6

1:6 And to your knowledge temperance; and to your temperance patience - Bear and forbear; sustain and abstain; deny yourself and take up your cross daily. The more knowledge you have, the more renounce your own will; indulge yourself the less. Knowledge puffeth up, and the great boasters of knowledge (the Gnostics) were those that turned the grace of God into wantonness. But see that your knowledge be attended with temperance. Christian temperance implies the voluntary abstaining from all pleasure which does not lead to God. It extends to all things inward and outward: the due government of every thought, as well as affection. It is using the world, so to use all outward, and so to restrain all inward things, that they may become a means of what is spiritual; a scaling ladder to ascend to what is above. Intemperance is to abuse the world. He that uses anything below, looking no higher, and getting no farther, is intemperate. He that uses the creature only so as to attain to more of the Creator, is alone temperate, and walks as Christ himself walked. And to patience godliness - Its proper support: a continual sense of God's presence and providence, and a filial fear of, and confidence in, him; otherwise your patience may be pride, surliness, stoicism; but not Christianity.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:6

2Pe 1:6 And to knowledge temperance. Self-control. And to temperance patience. Unflinching, patient endurance. And to patience godliness. A reverence for things divine shown by growing more and more into the divine likeness.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • 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.
  • George mumba
    Mark 4vs10 says the knowledge to know the secret of the kingdom of heaven!by the spirit of God a Christian doesn't given a limit where to reach in the grace,because the more you grow in the grace of God the more His spirit become active in performing wonders such that you will go beyond your spirit gift,I the bible say I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me!
  • J
    "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." Isaiah 57:15

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