1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For there shall be men who are lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, evil speakers, disobedient to their parents, unthankful, impure, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without temperance, without meekness, without goodness, 4 traitors, rash, puffed up, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 And in the manner that Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt understanding, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall not prevail, for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as that of those also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, persecutions I have endured, and the Lord delivered me out of them all. 12 And all that desire to live godly in Christ Jesus shall also suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and in that which has been entrusted unto thee, knowing of whom thou hast learned them, 15 and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto saving health by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.