Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
That in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
This know also,
that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures.... more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness,.... but denying the power, thereof
from such... turn away !
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
And never.... able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The good man... is perished ...out of the earth:
and there is none upright among men:
And now, I will show unto you a parable, that you may know my will concerning the redemption of Zion.
A certain nobleman had a spot of land, very choice; and he said unto his servants:
Go ye unto my vineyard, even upon this very choice piece of land, and plant twelve olive trees;
And set Watchmen round about them, and build a tower,
that one may overlook the land round about,
to be a watchman upon the tower, that mine olive trees
may not be broken down when the enemy shall come ....to spoil and take upon themselves the fruit of my vineyard.
The good man... is perished ...out of the earth: and there is none upright among men:
They all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man, his brother with a net.
That they may do evil with both hands, earnestly