Because of this it behoveth us more abundantly to take heed to the things heard, lest we may glide aside,
'Only, take heed to thyself, and watch thy soul exceedingly, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from thy heart, all days of thy life; and thou hast made them known to thy sons, and to thy sons' sons.
Take heed to yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which He hath made with you, and have made to yourselves a graven image, a similitude of anything concerning which Jehovah thy God hath charged thee:
and saith unto them, 'Set your heart to all the words which I am testifying against you to-day, that ye command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law,
and ye have been very watchful for yourselves to love Jehovah your God.
then thou dost prosper, if thou dost observe to do the statutes and the judgments that Jehovah charged Moses with concerning Israel; be strong and courageous; do not fear, nor be cast down.
My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear,
My son! keep my sayings, And my commands lay up with thee.
do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many hand-baskets ye took up?
And that in the good ground: These are they, who in an upright and good heart, having heard the word, do retain it, and bear fruit in continuance.
'Lay ye to your ears these words, for the Son of Man is about to be delivered up to the hands of men.'
In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets,
for if the word being spoken through messengers did become stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience did receive a just recompense,
and ye have forgotten the exhortation that doth speak fully with you as with sons, 'My son, be not despising chastening of the Lord, nor be faint, being reproved by Him,
See, may ye not refuse him who is speaking, for if those did not escape who refused him who upon earth was divinely speaking -- much less we who do turn away from him who speaketh from heaven,
Wherefore, I will not be careless always to remind you concerning these things, though, having known them, and having been established in the present truth,
and I will be diligent that also at every time ye have, after my outgoing, power to make to yourselves the remembrance of these things.
This, now, beloved, a second letter to you I write, in both which I stir up your pure mind in reminding you,
For, lo, I am raising up the Chaldeans, The bitter and hasty nation, That is going to the broad places of earth, To occupy tabernacles not its own.
Thou hast been filled -- shame without honour, Drink thou also, and be uncircumcised, Turn round unto thee doth the cup of the right hand of Jehovah, And shameful spewing is on thine honour.