But you, beloved, must remember the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
for they said to you, "In the last time there will be scoffers, indulging their own ungodly lusts."
It is these worldly people, devoid of the Spirit, who are causing divisions.
But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;
keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to a eternal life.
And have mercy on some who are wavering;
save others by snatching them out of the fire; and have mercy on still others with fear, hating even the tunic defiled by their bodies. b
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