31Beloved, while I was makingeveryeffort to write you about our 2commonsalvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you 3contendearnestly for 4the faith which was once for all5handeddown to 6the asaints.
For certainpersons have 7crept in unnoticed, those who were longbeforehandb8marked out for thiscondemnation, ungodlypersons who turn9the grace of our God into 10licentiousness and 11deny our onlyMaster and Lord, JesusChrist.
5Now I desire to 12remind you, though 13you knowallthingsonce for all, that cthe Lord, 14after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, dsubsequentlydestroyedthose who did not believe.
And 15angels who did not keep their owndomain, but abandoned their properabode, He has 16kept in eternalbondsunderdarkness for the judgment of the greatday,
7just as 17Sodom and Gomorrah and the 18citiesaround them, since they in the sameway as theseindulged in grossimmorality and 19wentafterestrangeflesh, are exhibited as an f20example in undergoing the 21punishment of eternalfire.