But avoid prophane empty harangues; for they will proceed to more impiety,
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes and contentions about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain:
For the mystery of iniquity is already working, only there is one that hindreth till he be taken out of the way.
These things remind them of, charging them before the Lord not to contend about words, which is profitable for nothing, and tends to the subversion of the hearers.
But wicked men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
looking to it, least there be any one falling short of the grace of God, least any root of bitterness springing up should be troublesome, and by it many be defiled:
And many will follow their pernicious tenets, on whose account the way of truth will be reproached:
For when they speak swelling words of vanity, they ensnare in the lusts of the flesh, through their lasciviousness, those who had indeed withdrawn from such as deal in error;
And I saw one of his heads as it were mortally wounded, but his deadly wound was healed: and all the earth wondered and went after the beast.
by the signs which it was given him to do in the presence of the beast, telling the inhabitants of the earth to make an image to the beast, that had received the wound of the sword, and yet lived.