1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, moneylovers, arrogant, proud, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without natural affections, covenant breakers, devilish, intemperate, furious, opposed to good, 4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; 5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power of the same: and from these turn away.
6 For of these are those creeping into houses, and leading captive little, silly women laden with sins, being led by divers lusts, 7 always learning, and never able to come into the perfect knowledge of the truth. 8 In the manner in which Jannes and Jambres also resisted Moses, so these indeed resist the truth; men who are corrupt as to their mind, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their insanity will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
10 Burt you have followed my teaching, leadership, purpose, faith, long suffering, divine love, patience, 11 persecutions, sufferings; such as came to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; such persecutions as I endured: and the Lord delivered me out of them all. 12 But truly all wishing to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But wicked men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But abide thou in those things which thou hast learned and in which thou hast been instructed, knowing from whom thou hast learned; 15 and that from an infant thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is God-breathed and profitable unto teaching, unto conviction, unto correction, unto instruction which is in righteousness: 17 in order that the man of God may be perfect, having been thoroughly perfected unto every good work.