Parallel Verses


and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, steadfastness, and in your steadfastness, godliness,

New American Standard Bible

and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,

King James Version

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

Holman 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,

A Conservative Version

and in knowledge, self-control, and in self-control, perseverance, and in perseverance, piety,

American Standard Version

and in your knowledge self-control; and in your'self-control patience; and in your patience godliness;

An Understandable Version

and knowledge along with your goodness, and self-control along with your knowledge, and endurance along with your self-control, and godliness along with your endurance,

Anderson New Testament

and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness;

Bible in Basic English

And self-control to knowledge, and a quiet mind to self-control, and fear of God to a quiet mind,

Common New Testament

and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness,

Daniel Mace New Testament

to knowledge, temperance: to temperance, patience: to patience, piety:

Darby Translation

in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness;

Godbey New Testament

and to knowledge holiness; and to holiness patience; and patience, godliness;

Goodspeed New Testament

knowledge with self-control, self-control with steadfastness, steadfastness with piety,

John Wesley New Testament

and to courage knowledge, And to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience,

Julia Smith Translation

And in knowledge self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience devotion;

King James 2000

And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness;

Lexham Expanded Bible

and with knowledge, self-control, and with self-control, patient endurance, and with patient endurance, godliness,

Modern King James verseion

and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control, patience, and with patience, godliness,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and in knowledge, temperance; and in temperance, patience; in patience, godliness;

Moffatt New Testament

intelligence with self-control, self-control with stedfastness, stedfastness with piety,

Montgomery New Testament

and to knowledge self-control, and to self-control stedfastness, and to stedfastness piety,

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;

Noyes New Testament

and to knowledge selfcontrol, and to selfcontrol endurance, and to endurance godliness,

Sawyer New Testament

and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience piety,

The Emphasized Bible

And, in your knowledge, self-control, and, in your self-control, endurance, and, in your endurance, godliness,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and with intelligence moderation; and with moderation patience; and with patience piety;

Twentieth Century New Testament

knowledge by self-control, self-control by endurance, endurance by piety,


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;

Williams New Testament

knowledge with self-control, self-control with patient endurance, patient endurance with piety,

World English Bible

and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;

Worrell New Testament

and in knowledge, continence; and in continence, patience; and in patience, godliness;

Worsley New Testament

and to fortitude knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience piety;

Youngs Literal Translation

and in the knowledge the temperance, and in the temperance the endurance, and in the endurance the piety,


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

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in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
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but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
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Devotionals about 2 Peter 1:6

Images 2 Peter 1:6

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:6

Context Readings


5 For this very reason, applying your diligence [to the divine promises, make every effort] in [exercising] your faith to, develop moral excellence, and in moral excellence, knowledge (insight, understanding), 6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, steadfastness, and in your steadfastness, godliness, 7 and in your godliness, brotherly affection, and in your brotherly affection, [develop Christian] love [that is, learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit].

Cross References

Acts 24:25

But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control [honorable behavior, personal integrity], and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for now, and when I find [a convenient] time I will send for you.”

2 Peter 1:3

For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

Luke 21:19

By your [patient] endurance [empowered by the Holy Spirit] you will gain your souls.

Romans 5:3-4

And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance;

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised.

Psalm 37:7

Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him;
Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Isaiah 57:1

The righteous man perishes [at the hand of evil], and no one takes it to heart;
Faithful and devout men are taken away, while no one understands
That the righteous person is taken away [to be spared] from disaster and evil.

Luke 8:15

But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.

Romans 2:7

to those who by persistence in doing good seek [unseen but certain heavenly] glory, honor, and immortality, [He will give the gift of] eternal life.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.

1 Corinthians 9:25

Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither].

2 Corinthians 6:4

but we commend ourselves in every way as servants of God: in great endurance, in sufferings, in hardships, in distresses,

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Colossians 1:11

[we pray that you may be] strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy;

1 Thessalonians 1:3

recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith, and your service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:4

Therefore, we speak of you with pride among the churches of God for your steadfastness [your unflinching endurance, and patience] and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecution and [crushing] distress which you endure.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ.

1 Timothy 2:2

for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

1 Timothy 2:10

but instead adorned by good deeds [helping others], as is proper for women who profess to worship God.

1 Timothy 3:16

And great, we confess, is the mystery [the hidden truth] of godliness:He (Jesus Christ) who was revealed in human flesh,
Was justified and vindicated in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 4:7-8

But have nothing to do with irreverent folklore and silly myths. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness [keeping yourself spiritually fit].

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine and teaching which is in agreement with godliness (personal integrity, upright behavior),

1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God].

1 Timothy 6:11

But as for you, O man of God, flee from these things; aim at and pursue righteousness [true goodness, moral conformity to the character of God], godliness [the fear of God], faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 3:5

holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.

Titus 1:1

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God’s chosen ones and [to lead and encourage them to recognize and pursue] the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,

Titus 1:8

And he must be hospitable [to believers, as well as strangers], a lover of what is good, sensible (upright), fair, devout, self-disciplined [above reproach—whether in public or in private].

Titus 2:2

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in steadfastness [Christlike in character].

Hebrews 6:12

so that you will not be [spiritually] sluggish, but [will instead be] imitators of those who through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in His power] and by patient endurance [even when suffering] are [now] inheriting the promises.

Hebrews 6:15

And so, having patiently waited, he realized the promise [in the miraculous birth of Isaac, as a pledge of what was to come from God].

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us,

James 1:3-4

Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].

James 5:7-10

So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains.

2 Peter 3:11

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be [in the meantime] in holy behavior [that is, in a pattern of daily life that sets you apart as a believer] and in godliness [displaying profound reverence toward our awesome God],

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, [exiled there] because of [my preaching of] the word of God [regarding eternal salvation] and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:2

‘I know your deeds and your toil, and your patient endurance, and that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and have tested and critically appraised those who call themselves apostles (special messengers, personally chosen representatives, of Christ), and [in fact] are not, and have found them to be liars and impostors;

Revelation 13:10

If anyone is destined for captivity, he will go into captivity; if anyone kills with a sword, he must be killed with a sword. Here is [the call for] the patient endurance and the faithfulness of the saints [which is seen in the response of God’s people to difficult times].

Revelation 14:12

Here is [encouragement for] the steadfast endurance of the saints (God’s people), those who habitually keep God’s commandments and their faith in Jesus.

Genesis 5:24

And [in reverent fear and obedience] Enoch walked with God; and he was not [found among men], because God took him [away to be home with Him].

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