- But this know, that in [the] last days difficult times shall be there;
- for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
- without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,
- traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
- having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.
- For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts,
- always learning, and never able to come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth.
- Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth;
men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith.
- But they shall not advance farther;
for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became.
- But *thou* hast been thoroughly acquainted with my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, endurance,
- persecutions, sufferings: what [sufferings] happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra;
what persecutions I endured;
and the Lord delivered me out of all.
- And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
- But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray.
- But *thou*, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and [of which] thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];
- and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which [is] in Christ Jesus.
- Every scripture [is] divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;
- that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.