Parallel Verses

Amplified

For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),

New American Standard Bible

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

King James Version

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

Holman Bible

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,

International Standard Version

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,

A Conservative Version

Now this same thing also, having applied all eagerness, furnish in your faith, virtue, and in virtue, knowledge,

American Standard Version

Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge;

An Understandable Version

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

Anderson New Testament

so, even for this very purpose, uniting to these things all diligence, add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge;

Bible in Basic English

So, for this very cause, take every care; joining virtue to faith, and knowledge to virtue,

Common New Testament

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Do you on your part employ all your care in adding to your faith, fortitude: to fortitude, knowledge:

Darby Translation

But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And for this very reason, indeed, giving all diligence, add to your faith, courage; and to courage, knowledge;

Godbey New Testament

And in harmony with this same thing also, add to your faith heroism; and to heroism, knowledge;

Goodspeed New Testament

For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,

John Wesley New Testament

For this very reason giving all diligence, add to your faith courage,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye also, giving all diligence to the same, show forth virtue in your faith; and in virtue, knowledge;

Julia Smith Translation

And also this same, having brought in at the side all earnestness, furnish in addition in your faith fitness; and In fitness knowledge;

King James 2000

And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

Lexham Expanded Bible

and [for] this same [reason], and [by] applying all diligence, supply with your faith excellence of character, and with excellence of character, knowledge,

Modern King James verseion

But also in this very thing, bringing in all diligence, filling out your faith with virtue, and with virtue, knowledge;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And hereunto, give all diligence: In your faith, minister virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;

Montgomery New Testament

For this very reason do your best to add to your faith manliness, and to manliness knowledge,

NET Bible

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge;

New Heart English Bible

Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;

Noyes New Testament

even for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge,

Sawyer New Testament

and for the same purpose also, giving all diligence add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge,

The Emphasized Bible

And, for this very reason also - adding, on your part, all diligence, supply, in your faith, excellence, and, in your excellence, knowledge,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yes, and for this very reason do your best to supplement your faith by goodness, goodness by knowledge,

Webster

And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

Weymouth New Testament

But for this very reason--adding, on your part, all earnestness-- along with your faith, manifest also a noble character: along with a noble character, knowledge;

Williams New Testament

Now for this very reason you must do your level best to supplement your faith with moral character, moral character with knowledge,

World English Bible

Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;

Worrell New Testament

and, even for this very reason, adding all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;

Worsley New Testament

And to this giving all diligence, add to your faith fortitude;

Youngs Literal Translation

And this same also -- all diligence having brought in besides, superadd in your faith the worthiness, and in the worthiness the knowledge,

Verse Picture

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English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

παρεισφέρω 
Pareisphero 
Usage: 1

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

παρεισφέρω 
Pareisphero 
Usage: 1

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

σπουδή 
Spoude 
Usage: 12

add
ἐπιχορηγέω 
Epichoregeo 
Usage: 5

to
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

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

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

ἀρέτη 
Arete 
ἀρέτη 
Arete 
Usage: 5
Usage: 5

and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Peter 1:5

Images 2 Peter 1:5

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:5

Context Readings

Greeting

4 By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. 5 For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence), 6 And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),



Cross References

2 Peter 1:2-3

May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!

2 Peter 1:10

Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Ephesians 1:17-18

[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment],

Philippians 4:8

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Psalm 119:4

You have commanded us to keep Your precepts, that we should observe them diligently.

Zechariah 6:15

And those who are far off shall come and help build the temple of the Lord, and you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord sent me [Zechariah] to you. And [your part in this] shall come to pass if you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Luke 16:26

And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who want to pass from this [place] to you may not be able, and no one may pass from there to us.

Luke 24:21

But we were hoping that it was He Who would redeem and set Israel free. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things occurred.

John 6:27

Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].

Philippians 2:12

Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ).

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [ special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [ in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things -- "

Colossians 2:3

In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom ( comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.

Hebrews 6:11

But we do [ strongly and earnestly] desire for each of you to show the same diligence and sincerity [all the way through] in realizing and enjoying the full assurance and development of [your] hope until the end,

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Hebrews 12:15

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it -- "

1 Peter 3:7

In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God's unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]

2 Peter 3:14

So, beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him [at His coming] without spot or blemish and at peace [in serene confidence, free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].

Isaiah 55:2

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].

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