knowing this, first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of one's own interpretation;
Knowing this first, that there will come in the last days scoffers with scoffing, walking after their own desires,
And, having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us; whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be brought to nought, that we should no more be in bondage to sin;
And this, knowing the season, that it is time already for you to be aroused out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when ye believed.
knowing this, that law is not enacted for a righteous man, but for lawless and unruly ones, for ungodly and sinful, for unholy and profane, for patricides, and matricides, for man-slayers,