but I say to the rest that are in Thyatira, who do not follow this doctrine, and have not been initiated in the depths, as they are called, of satan, I will put upon you no other burden, but what you have:
for by the holy spirit it seemed good to us, to lay no greater burthen upon you, than these necessary injunctions;
this is what God has revealed to us by his spirit: for the spirit penetrates into all things, even the profound counsels of God.
witness) lest satan should have got some advantage of us: for we are apprized of his artifices.
but I fear lest by some means or other, as Eve was beguiled by the subtilly of the serpent, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is due to Christ.
for these are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguised so as to pass for true apostles.
put on the set of divine armour, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
who by the instigation of satan will make his parade with various arts, with fallacious signs and prodigies,
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.
and he deceived the inhabitants of the earth, by the prodigys which he had power to effect by the influence of the beast, by telling the inhabitants of the earth, that he had made an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, but yet did revive.