2 Peter 1:3
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English Standard Version
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

King James Bible
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:

American Standard Version
seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue;

Douay-Rheims Bible
As all things of his divine power which appertain to life and godliness, are given us, through the knowledge of him who hath called us by his own proper glory and virtue.

English Revised Version
seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue;

Webster's Bible Translation
According as his divine power hath given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Weymouth New Testament
seeing that His divine power has given us all things that are needful for life and godliness, through our knowledge of Him who has appealed to us by His own glorious perfections.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Hath granted (δεδωρημένης)

This is the only word which Peter and Mark alone have in common in the New Testament; a somewhat singular fact in view of their intimate relations, and of the impress of Peter upon Mark's gospel: yet it tells very strongly against the theory of a forgery of this epistle. The word is stronger than the simple δίδωμι, to give, meaning to grant or bestow as a gift. Compare Mark 15:45.

Godliness (εὐσέβειαν)

Used only by Peter (Acts 3:12), and in the Pastoral Epistles. It is from εὐ, well, and σέβομαι, to worship, so that the radical idea is worship rightly directed. Worship, however, is to be understood in its etymological sense, worth-ship, or reverence paid to worth, whether in God or man. So Wycliffe's rendering of Matthew 6:2, "that they be worshipped of men;" and "worship thy father and thy mother," Matthew 19:19. In classical Greek the word is not confined to religion, but means also piety in the fulfilment of human relations, like the Latin pietas. Even in classical Greek, however, it is a standing word for piety in the religious sense, showing itself in right reverence; and is opposed to δυσσέβεια, ungodliness, and ἀνοσιότης, profaness. "The recognition of dependence upon the gods, the confession of human dependence, the tribute of homage which man renders in the certainty that he needs their favor - all this is εὐσέβεια, manifest in conduct and conversation, in sacrifice and prayer" (Ngelsbach, cited by Cremer). This definition may be almost literally transferred to the Christian word. It embraces the confession of the one living and true God, and life corresponding to this knowledge. See on 2 Peter 1:2.

Called (καλέσαντος)

Also used of the divine invitation, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 5:10.

To glory and virtue (ἰδίᾳ δόξῃ καὶ ἀρετῇ)

Lit., and properly, by his own glory and virtue, though some read διὰ δόξης καὶ ἀρετῆς, through glory and virtue. Rev. adopts the former. The meaning is much the same in either case.

His own (ἰδίᾳ)

Of frequent occurrence in Peter, and not necessarily with an emphatic force, since the adjective is sometimes used merely as a possessive pronoun, and mostly so in Peter (1 Peter 3:1, 1 Peter 3:5; 2 Peter 2:16, 2 Peter 2:22, etc.).

Virtue

See on 1 Peter 2:9. Used by Peter only, with the exception on Philippians 4:8. The original classical sense of the word had no special moral import, but denoted excellence of any kind - bravery, rank, nobility; also, excellence of land, animals, things, classes of persons. Paul seems to avoid the term, using it only once.

On glory and virtue Bengel says, "the former indicates his natural, the latter his moral, attributes."

2 Peter 1:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his.

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Ephesians 1:19-21 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power...

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones...

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power...

all.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

through. See on ver.

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

called.

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 4:1,4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called...

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Peter 2:9,21 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called...

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

to. or, by. virtue.

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to you all that you require...

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 31:10,29 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

Cross References
John 17:3
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Philippians 3:8
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

1 Thessalonians 2:12
we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 2:14
To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:5
who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

2 Peter 1:2
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

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