17 You therefore, 1beloved, knowing this beforehand, 2be on your guard so * that you are not carried away by 3the error of 4unprincipled men and 5fall from your own steadfastness,
18 but grow in the grace and 6knowledge of our 7Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 8To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.