Let no one defraud you of the prize, desiring to do it in humiliation and worshipping of the angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, puffed up without reason by the mind of his own flesh,
which things have indeed a show of wisdom in willworship and humiliation and severity to the body, not in any honor for the satisfying of the flesh.
Beware lest there be some one who shall make a prey of you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ.
desiring to be teachers of the Law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
For there will rise up false Christs, and false prophets, and will show great signs and wonders, so that, if possible, even the chosen will be deceived.
because they changed the true God for false gods, and adored and worshipped created things rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit life and peace.
For such men are not servants of our Lord Christ, but of their own appetites; and by good words and fair speeches they deceive the hearts of the simple.
for ye are yet unspiritual. For while there is among you rivalry and strife, are ye not unspiritual, and walking after the manner of men?
Now concerning the things offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth;
For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;
Know ye not, that of those who run in the racecourse all run, but one receiveth the prize? Thus run, that ye may obtain.
Love suffereth long, is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not herself, is not puffed up,
but I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve by his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from singleheartedness toward Christ.
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and lest I too shall be found by you such as ye would not; lest there be wranglings, envying, wraths, rivalries, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults;
Now the works of the flesh are manifest; such as fornication, uncleanness, wantonness,
Let no one deceive you with vain words; for because of these things the wrath of God cometh upon the sons of disobedience.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the heavenly calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Now the Spirit saith expressly, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons,
But if ye have bitter rivalry and strife in your hearts, do not glory and lie against the truth.
Whence are wars and whence are fightings among you? Are they not hence, from your lusts that war in your members?
having eyes full of an adulteress, and that cannot cease from sin, alluring unstable souls, having a heart exercised in covetousness, children of a curse,
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone forth into the world.
For many deceivers went out into the world, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ coming in the flesh; this is the deceiver and the antichrist.
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceiveth the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
And all who dwell on the earth wilt worship him, every one whose name hath not been written in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.
And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth, by reason of the signs which it was given him to do in the presence of the beast; commanding those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword, and lived.
And I fell at his feet to worship him; and he saith to me, See thou do it not; I am a fellowservant of thee, and of thy brethren who maintain the testimony to Jesus; worship God. For the testimony to Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
And I John am he who heard and saw these things; and when I had heard and when I had seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.