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;
Darby Bible Translation
in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And to knowledge temperance - On the meaning of the word "temperance," see the Acts 24:25 note, and 1 Corinthians 9:25 note. The word here refers to the mastery over all our evil inclinations and appetites. We are to allow none of them to obtain control over us. See the notes at 1 Corinthians 6:12. This would include, of course, abstinence from intoxicating drinks; but it would also embrace all evil passions and propensities. Everything is to be confined within proper limits, and to no propensity of our nature are we to give indulgence beyond the limits which the law of God allows.
And to temperance patience - Notes, James 1:4.
LibraryPartakers of the Divine Nature
'He hath given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the Divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.'--2 Peter i. 4. 'Partakers of the Divine nature.' These are bold words, and may be so understood as to excite the wildest and most presumptuous dreams. But bold as they are, and startling as they may sound to some of us, they are only putting into other language the teaching of which the whole New Testament is full, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Faith and Life
The Beatific vision.
The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
"By your endurance you will gain your lives.
But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."
2 Peter 1:3
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
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