2 Peter 1:6
New International Version
and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

New Living Translation
and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness,

English Standard Version
and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,

Berean Study Bible
and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

Berean Literal Bible
and into knowledge self-control, and into self-control endurance, and into endurance godliness,

New American Standard Bible
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,

King James Bible
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

Christian Standard Bible
knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,

Contemporary English Version
self-control, patience, devotion to God,

Good News Translation
to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,

International Standard Version
your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness,

NET Bible
to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness;

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But unto knowledge, perseverance, and unto perseverance, patience, and to patience, the worship of God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to knowledge add self-control; to self-control add endurance; to endurance add godliness;

New American Standard 1977
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and in knowledge, temperance; and in temperance, patience; and in patience, fear of God;

King James 2000 Bible
And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness;

American King James Version
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

American Standard Version
and in your knowledge self-control; and in your'self-control patience; and in your patience godliness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in knowledge, abstinence; and in abstinence, patience; and in patience, godliness;

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

English Revised Version
and in your knowledge temperance; and in your temperance patience; and in your patience godliness;

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and in the knowledge the temperance, and in the temperance the endurance, and in the endurance the piety,
Study Bible
Partakers of the Divine Nature
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.…
Cross References
Luke 21:19
By your patient endurance, you will gain your souls.

Acts 24:25
As Paul expounded on righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, "You may go for now. When I find the time, I will call for you."

2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

Treasury of Scripture

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

temperance.

Acts 24:25
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Galatians 5:23
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

patience.

Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Luke 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 21:19
In your patience possess ye your souls.

godliness.

2 Peter 1:3
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:

2 Peter 3:11
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Genesis 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.







Lexicon
and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

to
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

knowledge,
γνώσει (gnōsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1108: Knowledge, doctrine, wisdom. From ginosko; knowing, i.e. knowledge.

self-control;
ἐγκράτειαν (enkrateian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1466: Self-mastery, self-restraint, self-control, continence. From egkrates; self-control.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

to
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

self-control,
ἐγκρατείᾳ (enkrateia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1466: Self-mastery, self-restraint, self-control, continence. From egkrates; self-control.

perseverance;
ὑπομονήν (hypomonēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

to
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

perseverance,
ὑπομονῇ (hypomonē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.

godliness;
εὐσέβειαν (eusebeian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2150: Piety (towards God), godliness, devotion, godliness. From eusebes; piety; specially, the gospel scheme.
(6) And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness.--And in your knowledge [supply] self control, and in your self-control, patience, and in your patience, godliness. In other words, your discerning between good and evil must lead to avoiding the evil and choosing the good--i.e., to the control of your own lawless propensities; and in restraining these you must endure difficulties patiently; and your patience must not be the stolid defiance of the savage, or the self-reliant and self-satisfied endurance of the Stoic, but a humble and loving trust in God. Virtue and knowledge are energetic and progressive; they are exercised in developing the powers implanted in us. Self-control and patience are restrictive and disciplinary; they are exercised in checking and regulating the conflicting claims of many co-existing powers, so as to reduce all to harmony. There is special point in "self-control" being placed as the consequence of "knowledge." The false teachers would insist that knowledge led to liberty, which with them meant emancipation from all control whatever. Self-mastery is to the world at large the opposite of liberty; to the Christian it is another name for it--that service which is perfect freedom. Patience to the world is to accept loss and suffering; to the Christian it is to win the best of prizes--"in your patience ye shall win your souls."

Verse 6. - And to knowledge temperance; rather, self-control (ἐγκράτεια). The words ἐκράτεια ψυχῆς are the heading of a section in the Greek of Ecclus. 18:30, and are followed immediately by the maxim, "Go not after thy lusts, but refrain thyself from thine appetites." This self-control extends over the whole of life, and consists in the government of all the appetites; it must be learned in the exercise of that practical knowledge which discerns between good and evil. True knowledge leads on to self-control, to that perfect freedom which consists in the service of God; not to that liberty promised by the false teachers, which is licentiousness. And to temperance patience; and to patience godliness. The practice of self-control will result in patient endurance; but that endurance will not be mere stoicism; it will be a conscious submission of our human will to the holy will of God, and so will tend to develop and strengthen εὐσέβεια, reverence and piety towards God (see note on verse 3). 1:1-11 Faith unites the weak believer to Christ, as really as it does the strong one, and purifies the heart of one as truly as of another; and every sincere believer is by his faith justified in the sight of God. Faith worketh godliness, and produces effects which no other grace in the soul can do. In Christ all fulness dwells, and pardon, peace, grace, and knowledge, and new principles, are thus given through the Holy Spirit. The promises to those who are partakers of a Divine nature, will cause us to inquire whether we are really renewed in the spirit of our minds; let us turn all these promises into prayers for the transforming and purifying grace of the Holy Spirit. The believer must add knowledge to his virtue, increasing acquaintance with the whole truth and will of God. We must add temperance to knowledge; moderation about worldly things; and add to temperance, patience, or cheerful submission to the will of God. Tribulation worketh patience, whereby we bear all calamities and crosses with silence and submission. To patience we must add godliness: this includes the holy affections and dispositions found in the true worshipper of God; with tender affection to all fellow Christians, who are children of the same Father, servants of the same Master, members of the same family, travellers to the same country, heirs of the same inheritance. Wherefore let Christians labour to attain assurance of their calling, and of their election, by believing and well-doing; and thus carefully to endeavour, is a firm argument of the grace and mercy of God, upholding them so that they shall not utterly fall. Those who are diligent in the work of religion, shall have a triumphant entrance into that everlasting kingdom where Christ reigns, and they shall reign with him for ever and ever; and it is in the practice of every good work that we are to expect entrance to heaven.
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