For if by a recognition of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, they have escaped the defilements of the world, and again being entangled they have been overcome by these, then their last things have become worse
than the first.
For it was better for them not to have recognized the way of righteousness than having recognized it to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
But the word of the true proverb has happened to them: "The dog turning to his own vomit;" also, the washed sow to wallowing in mud. Prov. 26:11