2 Peter 1:7

“And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to godlinesse, brotherly kindnesse; and to brotherly kindnesse, charitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and in {your} godliness, brotherly kindness, and in {your} brotherly kindness, love.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and in `your' godliness brotherly kindness; and in `your' brotherly kindness love.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And love of the brothers to fear of God, and to love of the brothers, love itself.
- Basic English Bible

in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:
- Darby Bible

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
- Webster's Bible

along with power of endurance, godliness; along with godliness, brotherly affection; and along with brotherly affection, love.
- Weymouth Bible

and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.
- World English Bible

in pitee, love of britherhod, and in loue of britherhod charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in the piety the brotherly kindness, and in the brotherly kindness the love;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:7


1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness - No sullenness, sternness, moroseness: sour godliness, so called, is of the devil. Of Christian godliness it may always be said, Mild, sweet, serene, and tender is her mood, Nor grave with sternness, nor with lightness free: Against example resolutely good, Fervent in zeal, and warm in charity. And to brotherly kindness love - The pure and perfect love of God and of all mankind. The apostle here makes an advance upon the preceding article, brotherly kindness, which seems only to relate to the love of Christians toward one another.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:7


2Pe 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness. An active good will toward the saints. And to brotherly kindness charity. The heart element which gives brotherly kindness its power and sweetness.

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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