Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
But grow (aucanete de). Present active imperative of aucanw, in contrast with such a fate pictured in verse II Peter 3:17, "but keep on growing."
In the grace and knowledge (en xariti kai gnwsei). Locative case with en. Grow in both. Keep it up. See on II Peter 1:1 for the idiomatic use of the single article (tou) here, "of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
To him (autw). To Christ.
For ever (eiv hmeran aiwnov). "Unto the day of eternity." So Sirach 18:9 f. One of the various ways of expressing eternity by the use of aiwn. So eiv ton aiwna in John 6:5; John 12:34.
Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing 2 Peter 3:18:
1 Thessalonians 3:11
1 Peter 4:11
2 Peter 1:1
2 Peter 1:2
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