But you must 1remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Theya said to you, 2"In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions."
It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, 3devoid of the Spirit.
But you, beloved, 4building yourselves up in your most holy faith and 5praying in the Holy Spirit,
216keep yourselves in the love of God, 7waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
And have mercy on those who doubt;
save others by 8snatching them out of 9the fire; to others show mercy 10with fear, hating even 11the garmentb stained by the flesh.