2 Peter 1
Three times in this short chapter, Peter uses the word diligent1 (2) or diligence2 (1), so it would be wise to consider both the meaning of the word and its use in this chapter. Diligent is an adjective, or a noun modifier, and diligence is a noun and they have a combined meaning of being constant in effort to accomplish something that is undertaken. It implies a sense of persistence and persevering in one’s effort. In this case, twice Peter asks his readers to be diligent toward something and once he promises to be diligent about something. Below are the references.
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