3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times will
3:2 For men will be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
3:3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3:4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than
lovers of God;
3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from such
3:6 For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead
captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers
3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of
3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning
3:9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly will be
manifest to all [men], as theirs also was.
3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life,
purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,
3:11 Persecutions, afflictions which came to me at Antioch, at
Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of
[them] all the Lord delivered me.
3:12 And all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus will
3:13 But evil men and seducers will become worse and worse,
deceiving, and being deceived.
3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and
hast been assured of, knowing from whom thou hast learned
3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the sacred
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise to salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is]
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:
3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to
all good works.