1:4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1:5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
1:6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
1:7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
1:8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:9But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.