Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

So, brothers, be diligent to make sure of your calling and election [i.e., of your status as being selected by God], for when you do, you will never stumble [and fall away from God].

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

King James Version

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Holman Bible

Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

International Standard Version

So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.

A Conservative Version

Therefore, brothers, instead be diligent to make your calling and selection sure, for doing these things, ye would, no, not ever stumble.

American Standard Version

Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:

Amplified

Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin];

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, brethren, give the greater diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you will never fall.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall:

Common New Testament

Therefore, brethren, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall;

Daniel Mace New Testament

Wherefore be the more diligent, my brethren, to secure your vocation and election by your virtuous actions, for by so doing, you will never relapse:

Darby Translation

Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Wherefore, the rather, brethren, earnestly endeavor to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, you shall never fall;

Godbey New Testament

Therefore, brethren, be the more diligent to make your calling and election sure: for doing these things you can never fall.

Goodspeed New Testament

Therefore, brothers, make all the greater efforts to make God's call and choice of you certain. For if you have these qualities, you will never stumble,

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore the rather, brethren, be diligent to make your calling and election firm; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore rather, brethren, be earnest to have your calling and selection made firm: for doing these, ye should not once stumble:

King James 2000

Therefore rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, brothers, be zealous even more to make your calling and election secure, because [if you] do these [things], you will never ever stumble.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore, brothers, rather be diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you shall never fall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence for to make your calling and election sure. For if ye do such things, ye shall never err.

Moffatt New Testament

So be the more eager, brothers, to ratify your calling and election, for as you practise these qualities you will never make a slip;

Montgomery New Testament

So, brothers, take diligent care to make your calling and election sure; for if you do this, you will never stumble.

NET Bible

Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. For by doing this you will never stumble into sin.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye will never fall.

Sawyer New Testament

Wherefore, brothers, use the greater diligence to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things you shall never fall.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, all the more, brethren, give diligence to be making, firm, your calling and election; for, these things, doing, in nowise shall ye stumble at any time,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make sure your calling and election: for by doing these things, ye shall never at any time stumble:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, Brothers, do your best to put God's Call and Selection of you beyond all doubt; for, if you do this, you will never fall.

Webster

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Weymouth New Testament

For this reason, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never stumble.

Williams New Testament

Therefore, brothers, be all the more in earnest to make certain to yourselves God's call and choice of you. For if you cultivate these qualities, you will never slip,

World English Bible

Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure; for, if ye do these things, ye shall in nowise ever stumble;

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore, my brethren, be the more diligent thus to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things ye shall never fall.

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore, the rather, brethren, be diligent to make stedfast your calling and choice, for these things doing, ye may never stumble,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

the rather
μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

σπουδάζω 
Spoudazo 
Usage: 11

to make
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

κλῆσις 
Klesis 
Usage: 11

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐκλογή 
Ekloge 
Usage: 6

βέβαιος 
Bebaios 
Usage: 9

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

if ye do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

ye shall
πταίω 
Ptaio 
Usage: 5

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Peter 1:10

Images 2 Peter 1:10

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:10

Context Readings

Growth In The Faith

9 But, anyone who lacks these qualities is [spiritually] blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed [i.e., forgiven] of his past sins. 10 So, brothers, be diligent to make sure of your calling and election [i.e., of your status as being selected by God], for when you do, you will never stumble [and fall away from God]. 11 For in this way, you will be provided with a rich welcome into the never ending kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ [i.e., in heaven].



Cross References

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dearly loved ones, since you know about these things ahead of time, be on your guard so that you are not led astray by the error of lawless people, and [thus] fall from your own stability [i.e., your safe or secure position in Christ].

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dearly loved ones, since you know about these things ahead of time, be on your guard so that you are not led astray by the error of lawless people, and [thus] fall from your own stability [i.e., your safe or secure position in Christ].

Matthew 7:24-25

"Every person therefore, who hears these words of mine and obeys them will be like the sensible person who built his house on a [foundation of] rock.

Romans 8:28-31

And we know that God works out everything for the good of those who love Him and are called [to serve Him] in harmony with His purpose [for them].

2 Timothy 2:19

However, the solid foundation of God stands firm. [Note: This probably refers to the church. See I Tim. 3:15]. It is sealed with these words [i.e., certifying God's ownership and a commitment to Him]: "The Lord knows those who are His people," [See Num. 16:5], and "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord should stop practicing wickedness." [See Isa. 36:13].

Hebrews 6:11

And it is our desire that each one of you shows the same eagerness [to live for Christ], so as to be fully assured of your hope [in never ending life] until the end [of your days].

1 Peter 1:5

Through God's power you are protected by [your] faith, so that you can expect to be saved in the end.

1 John 3:19-21

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

1 John 3:19

And this is how we will know that we are following [God's] truth, and will have assurance [of it] in our hearts and before God [as well].

Luke 6:47-49

Every person who comes to me and listens to my words and obeys them, I will show you who he is like.

Acts 20:24-25

But I do not consider my life to be of value, as precious to me, [when compared to the importance of] accomplishing my task and the mission I received from the Lord Jesus to declare the good news of God's unearned favor [through Christ].

1 Thessalonians 1:3-4

We continually remember, in the presence of our God and Father, the work produced by your faith, the labor prompted by your love, and your endurance motivated by your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we ought to thank God for you always, brothers [who are] dearly loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning [Note: Some manuscripts use the Greek word for "firstfruits" instead of "beginning" here, but it is difficult to know in what sense the Thessalonian Christians were "first"], in order to be saved through being set apart by the Holy Spirit and through belief of the truth [of the Gospel].

Hebrews 6:19

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, [a hope] that is safe and secure, and one that enters the curtain [i.e., figuratively, of the heavenly sanctuary],

1 Peter 1:2

These people have been [specially] selected, and [their acceptance was] pre-planned by God the Father, and they were set apart through [the work of] the Holy Spirit. This resulted in their obedience and sprinkling [Note: This is a figurative reference to the Old Testament practice of cleansing, See Exodus 24:7-8] by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God's unearned favor and peace be continually upon you.

2 Peter 1:5

And for this very reason, you people should make every effort to develop goodness along with your faith,

Revelation 3:10-11

Because you have obeyed my command to remain steadfast [in the face of difficult times], I will also keep you from [giving up when] the time of trial comes, which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those living on the earth.

Revelation 22:14

Those who wash their robes are blessed because [then] they will have the right to [eat from] the tree of life, and will [be able to] enter the city through the gates.

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