16 They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have all gone astray, save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ;
17 Nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err, because they are taught by the precepts of men.
18 O the wise, and the learned, and the rich, that are puffed up in the pride of their hearts, and all those who preach false doctrines, and all those who commit whoredoms, and pervert the right way of the Lord; wo, wo, wo be unto them, saith the Lord God Almighty, for they shall be thrust down to hell.
19 Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of nought, and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth:
20 For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity, they shall perish.
21 But behold, if the inhabitants of the earth shall repent of their wickedness and abominations, they shall not be destroyed, saith the Lord of hosts.
22 But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth; and great must be the fall thereof:
23 For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger and perish:
24 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good;
25 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say, All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well;
26 And thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.