"When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it roams through waterless places looking for rest but doesn't find any.
Then it says, 'I'll go back to my house that I came from.' And when it arrives, it finds [the house] vacant, swept, and put in order.
Then off it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and settle down there. As a result, that man's last condition is worse than the first. That's how it will also be with this evil generation."
"When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it roams through waterless places looking for rest, and not finding rest, it then says, 'I'll go back to my house where I came from.'
And returning, it finds [the house] swept and put in order.
Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and settle down there. As a result, that man's last condition is worse than the first."
For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit,
tasted God's good word and the powers of the coming age,
and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.
For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it, and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for, receives a blessing from God.
But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.
For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.
For uttering bombastic, empty words, they seduce, by fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.
By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem: Amalek was first among the nations, but his future is destruction.
If only they were wise, they would figure it out; they would understand their fate.
Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things,