This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
I told you before, and tell you again, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them who earlier have sinned, and to all others, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure.
Therefore I remind you that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the exiles scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Therefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.