1 This, also, know, that in latter days perilous times will come.
2 For men will be self-lovers, money-lovers, boasters, proud, defamers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 without natural affection, bargain-breakers, slanderers, incontinent, fierce, haters of good men,
4 headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God;
5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it. Now, from these, turn away.
6 Of these, indeed, are they who go into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts;
7 always learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now, in the manner that Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men wholly corrupted in mind, reprobate as to the faith.
9 However, they shall not proceed further; for their foolishness shall be very plain to all, as theirs also was.
10 But you have fully known my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, meekness, love, patience,
11 persecutions, sufferings, such as befell me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra: such persecutions I endured; but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 And all, indeed, who will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall be persecuted:
13 but wicked men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 In the meantime, do you continue in the things which you have learned, and with which you have been entrusted, knowing from whom you have learned them;
15 and that, from a child, you have known the sacred scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture, given by divine inspiration, is indeed profitable for doctrine, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 that the man of God may be perfect-completely fitted for every good work.