he answered, take care, that you be not seduced: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ. it won't be long e'er this happens, therefore do not follow them.
from that time Jesus began to preach, "Repent, said he, for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh."
let no man mislead you by vain reasonings: for it is for these vices, that the wrath of God lights upon the incredulous.
don't be led into any mistake, because the previous rebellion does not yet appear, nor the man of sin throw off the disguise, that offspring of perdition:
Jesus answered them, take care not to be deceived by any one:
many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Then if any shall cry, the Messiah is here, or he is there: give no credit to it.
Jesus answer'd by saying, take care not to let any one impose upon you;
Then if any one shall say to you, Christ is here, or, he is there, don't believe it.
I am come in my father's name, and you receive me not: if another should come in his own name, him you will receive.
therefore I said to you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if you don't believe me to be what I am, ye shall die in your sins.
for some time ago one Theudas started up, pretending to be something extraordinary, who was join'd indeed by about four hundred men: but he was no sooner put to death, than his followers all dispers'd, and were reduc'd to nothing.
One Simon was then resident in that place, who pretended to be something extra-ordinary, and by his magical practices had so enchanted the people of Samaria,
for these are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguised so as to pass for true apostles.
who by the instigation of satan will make his parade with various arts, with fallacious signs and prodigies,
as for these impious impostors, they will go on from bad to worse, seducing others, and deluding themselves.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
For there are many impostors started up in the world, who will not own that Jesus Christ was incarnate. such a one is an impostor and an anti-christ.
Happy is he that reads, and attends to the words of this prophecy, and observes the matter therein contain'd: for the time draws nigh.
the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, call'd the devil or satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were precipitated with him.