2 Peter 1

Growth in Christian Virtue

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 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.

Thereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

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

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

and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity.