1 This understand, that in the last days shall come perilous times: 2 For the men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to father and mother, unthankful, unholy, 3 unkind, trucebreakers, stubborn, false accusers, rioters, fierce, despisers of them which are good, 4 traitors, heady, high minded, greedy upon voluptuousness more than the lovers of God, 5 having a similitude of godly living, but have denied the power thereof. Such abhor.
6 For of this sort are they which enter into houses, and bring into bondage women laden with sin, which women are led of divers lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 8 As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, even so do these resist the truth, men they are of corrupt minds, and lewd as concerning the faith: 9 but they shall prevail no longer. For their madness shall be uttered unto all men as theirs was.
10 But thou hast seen the experience of my doctrine, fashion of living, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience, 11 persecutions, and afflictions which happened unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: which persecutions I suffered patiently; And from them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, must suffer persecutions. 13 But the evil men and deceivers, shall wax worse and worse, while they deceive, and are deceived themselves. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, which also were committed unto thee, seeing thou knowest of whom thou hast learned them. 15 And forasmuch also as thou hast known holy scripture of a child, which is able to make thee wise unto salvation through the faith, which is in Christ Jesus. 16 For all scripture given by inspiration of God, is profitable to teach, to improve, to amend, and to instruct in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be perfect, and prepared unto all good works.