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2 Peter 1:6

    2 Peter 1:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and in your knowledge temperance; and in your temperance patience; and in your patience godliness;

    Definitions for 2 Peter 1:6

    Temperance - Self-control.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Peter 1:6

    Temperance - A proper and limited use of all earthly enjoyments, keeping every sense under proper restraints, and never permitting the animal part to subjugate the rational.

    Patience - Bearing all trials and difficulties with an even mind, enduring in all, and persevering through all.

    Godliness - Piety towards God; a deep, reverential, religious fear; not only worshipping God with every becoming outward act, but adoring, loving, and magnifying him in the heart: a disposition indispensably necessary to salvation, but exceedingly rare among professors.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Peter 1:6

    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.

    And to patience godliness - True piety. Notes, 2 Peter 1:3. Compare 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Timothy 6:3, 1 Timothy 6:5-6, 1 Timothy 6:11.