For this very reason,
make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,
virtue with knowledge,
knowledge with self-control,
self-control with endurance,
endurance with devotion,
devotion with mutual affection,
mutual affection with love.
If these are yours and
increase in abundance,
they will keep you from being
idle or unfruitful
in the knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ.
Anyone who lacks them is blind and shortsighted,
forgetful of the cleansing of his past sins.