1 Know this also that in the last days perilous dangerous times will come.
2 For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous lovers of money, arrogant, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful ungrateful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, despisers of those who are good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Stay away from people like this!
6 Among them are those who creep into houses and lead captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away with various lusts.
7 They are constantly learning, and never able to grasp the knowledge of the truth.
8 And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, rejected concerning the faith,
9 they will make no progress; for their foolishness will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.
10 You carefully follow my teaching in conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, and patience,
11 and also persecutions and sufferings. The things that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. Out of them the Lord delivered me.
12 Yes, and all who would live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and impostors will become worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14 Continue in the things you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
15 From childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to make you wise to salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus.
16 God inspired all Scripture! It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. Greek: theopneustos: God-breathed
17 Thus the man of God may be completely equipped for every good work.