Now this, dearly beloved, the second epistle I write to you; in which I awaken your pure mind by putting in remembrance:
The blameless one of hands and the clean of heart; who lifted not up his soul to vanity, and swore not for deceit
I have said before, and say beforehand, as being present the second; and being away now I write to them having sinned before, and to all the rest, that, if I should come again, I will not spare:
By which I remind thee of the cause to light up the favor of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
Peter, sent of Jesus Christ, to the chosen strangers of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Having purified your souls in the hearing of the truth by the Spirit to unfeigned brotherly love, out of pure hearts love ye one another cordially:
Wherefore I will not neglect to remind you always of these things, though having known, and being supported in the present truth.