This second epistle, my beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your sincere mind in remembrance,
I said before, and I again tell you beforehand, as if I were present the second time; and being absent I now write to those who have sinned heretofore, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare:
Lay hands on no man precipitately, and be not hereby a partaker in the sins of others. Keep thyself pure.
for which cause I remind thee to stir up the gift of God which is in thee through the imposition of my hands.
Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ to the strangers who are dispersed through Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia,
Having therefore purified your souls by obedience to the truth, through the Spirit, to brotherly love unfeigned, love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Wherefore I will not neglect to put you always in mind of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the present truth.