1 And this know, that in the last days difficult times shall interpose. 2 For men shall be self-lovers, lovers of money, boastful, proud, slandering, disobedient to parents, unthankful, wicked, 3 Devoid of natural affection, not observing treaties, accusers, ungoverned, wild, not loving the good, 4 Traitors, rash, haughty, devoted to pleasure more than loving God; 5 Having a form of devotion, and having denied its power: and these renounce.
6 For of these are they going into houses, and taking captive little women heaped up with sins, led away with various eager desires, 7 Always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 And as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so also these have withstood the truth: men corrupted in mind, not tried concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
10 And thou hast closely followed my doctrine, mode of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience, 11 Expulsions, sufferings, which were to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what expulsions I endured: and the Lord delivered me from all. 12 And all wishing to live devotedly in Christ Jesus shall be driven out. 13 And evil men and impostors shall proceed to worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 And remain thou in what things thou bast learned and hast been convinced of, knowing of whom thou hast learned; 15 And that from infancy thou hast known the holy letters, able to render thee wise to salvation by faith which in Christ Jesus. 16 All writing divinely inspired, and profitable for doctrine, for refutation, for correction, for instruction in justice: 17 That the man of God might be perfect, finished for every good work.