Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore discerning as serpents, and pure as doves.
And the serpent was crafty above every beast of the field which Jehovah God made; and he will say to the woman, Is it because God said ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
For I know this, that there shall come in after my departure grievous wolves to you, not sparing the flock.
And I am afraid lest, as the serpent completely deceived Eve in his craft, so your thoughts be corrupted from the simplicity which in Christ.
That ye be complete and pure, children of God, blameless in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom ye appear as luminaries in the world;
Brethren, be not children in reflection: but in wickedness act like children, and in reflection be ye perfected.
And Jehovah God will say to the woman, What is this thou didst? And the woman will say, The serpent deceived me and I shall eat.
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all they opposed to you shall not be able to contradict nor withstand.
For such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by specious language and praise completely deceive the hearts of the innocent.
For our boasting is this, the testimony of our consciousness, that in simplicity and purity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we turned back in the world, and more eminently to you.
And not wonderful; for Satan himself is transformed into a messenger of light.
See therefore how ye walk accurately, not as unwise, but as wise,
For this also we, from the day which we heard, ceased not praying for you, and asking that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Ye witnesses, and God, how holily and justly and unblamably we were to you the believing: