15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience(A) means salvation,(B) just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.(C) 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable(D) people distort,(E) as they do the other Scriptures,(F) to their own destruction.

17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard(G) so that you may not be carried away by the error(H) of the lawless(I) and fall from your secure position.(J)

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