This, a second letter, beloved, I already write to you, in both which I stir up, in the way of putting you in remembrance, your pure mind,
He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:
I have declared beforehand, and I say beforehand as present the second time, and now absent, to those that have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare.
For which cause I put thee in mind to rekindle the gift of God which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ, to the sojourners of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another out of a pure heart fervently;
Wherefore I will be careful to put you always in mind of these things, although knowing them and established in the present truth.