But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
they said to you, "In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions."
It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;
keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And convince some, who doubt;
save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)