having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,
being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
“If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands,
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway,
Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.
“ Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil,
For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction.
“No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be thought accursed.
“ Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.
but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘ Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.