Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beware of false prophets, who to outward appearance are sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
By your mission you will be expos'd like sheep in the midst of wolves: be then as circumspect as serpents, and as inoffensive as doves:
go then: I send you as lambs among wolves.
but the hireling, who is not the pastor, nor has the property of the sheep, seeing the wolf come, leaves the sheep, and flies away: so the wolf seizes some, and disperses the flock.
2 Peter 2:1
As there were false prophets among the people of Israel, there will likewise be false doctors among you, who by introducing pernicious sects, and by renouncing the Lord, who bought them, will bring upon themselves swift destruction.
and my inclination to abide in this life, as being more advantageous for YOU: