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2 Peter 1:7

    2 Peter 1:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And love of the brothers to fear of God, and to love of the brothers, love itself.

    Webster's Revision

    and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love.

    World English Bible

    and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and in your godliness love of the brethren; and in your love of the brethren love.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Peter 1:7

    Brotherly kindness - Φιλαδελφιαν· Love of the brotherhood - the strongest attachment to Christ's flock; feeling each as a member of your own body.

    Charity - Αγαπην· Love to the whole human race, even to your persecutors: love to God and the brethren they had; love to all mankind they must also have. True religion is neither selfish nor insulated; where the love of God is, bigotry cannot exist. Narrow, selfish people, and people of a party, who scarcely have any hope of the salvation of those who do not believe as they believe, and who do not follow with them, have scarcely any religion, though in their own apprehension none is so truly orthodox or religious as themselves.

    After αγαπην, love, one MS. adds these words, εν δε τη αγαπῃ την παρακλησιν, and to this love consolation; but this is an idle and useless addition.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Peter 1:7

    And to godliness brotherly kindness - Love to Christians as such. See the John 13:34 note; Hebrews 13:1 note.

    And to brotherly kindness charity - Love to all mankind. There is to be a special affection for Christians as of the same family; there is to be a true and warm love, however, for all the race. See the notes at 1 Corinthians 13.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Peter 1:7

    1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness - No sullenness, sternness, moroseness: sour godliness, so called, is of the devil. Of Christian godliness it may always be said, Mild, sweet, serene, and tender is her mood, Nor grave with sternness, nor with lightness free: Against example resolutely good, Fervent in zeal, and warm in charity. And to brotherly kindness love - The pure and perfect love of God and of all mankind. The apostle here makes an advance upon the preceding article, brotherly kindness, which seems only to relate to the love of Christians toward one another.