2 g “ ‘ I know your works , your toil and your patient endurance , and how you cannot bear with those who are evil , but h have tested those i who call themselves apostles and are not , and found them to be false .
7 o not that there is another one , but p there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ .
4 q Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in — who r slipped in to spy out s our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus , t so that they might bring us into slavery —
12 k It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh l who would force you to be circumcised , and only m in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ .
15 b Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry , but others from good will .
18 For w many , of whom I have often told you and now tell you x even with tears , walk as enemies of the cross of Christ .
10 For there are many who are insubordinate , y empty talkers and deceivers , especially those of z the circumcision party .
12 c One of the Cretans , a prophet of their own , said , “ Cretans are always liars , evil beasts , lazy gluttons . ” False Prophets and Teachers
2 But m false prophets also arose among the people , n just as there will be false teachers among you , who will o secretly bring in destructive heresies , even denying the Master p who bought them , bringing upon themselves swift destruction .
Test the Spirits
4 Beloved , t do not believe every spirit , but u test the spirits to see whether they are from God , for v many w false prophets x have gone out into the world .