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But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.
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For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
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without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
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traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
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holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.
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For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
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always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
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But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.
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But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,
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persecutions, and sufferings: those things that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions. Out of them all the Lord delivered me.
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Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
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But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
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But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
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From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
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Every Scripture is God-breathed and {or, Every writing inspired by God is} profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,
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that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.