3 But of this be taking note—That in last days there will set in perilous seasons;
2 For men will be—fond of themselves, fond of money, ostentatious, arrogant, defamers, to parents unyielding, unthankful, unkind,
3 without natural affection, accepting no truce, given to intrigue, without self-control, uncivilized, unfriendly to good men,
4 traitors, reckless, beclouded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but the power thereof denying! And from these turn away;
6 For of these are they who enter into the houses, And captivate silly women, [women] laden with sins, led on by manifold covetings,
7 Ever learning and never unto a personal knowledge of truth able to come;
8 Moreover like as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses So these men also withstand the truth,—Men utterly corrupted in their mind, Disapproved concerning their faith;
9 But they shall not force their way further, For their folly shall be fully evident unto all,—As also that of those men became.
10 But thou hast closely studied—My teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, endurance,
11 persecutions, sufferings, What manner of things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, What manner of persecutions I endured,—And out of all the Lord rescued me;—
12 Yea and all who are determined to live in a godly manner in Christ Jesus will be persecuted;
13 Whereas wicked men and howling impostors will force their way to the worse, Deceiving and being deceived.
14 But thou—abide in the things which thou hast learned and been entrusted with, Knowing from whom thou hast learned [them],—
15 And that from a babe those sacred letters thou hast known which are able to make thee wise unto salvation Through the faith which is in Christ Jesus:
16 Every scripture [is] God-breathed And profitable—unto teaching, unto conviction, unto correction, unto the discipline that is in righteousness,—
17 In order that ready may be the man of God, Unto every good work being well-prepared.