Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
that they were saying to you, “ In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.”
and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it; And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near And come to pass, that we may know it!”
Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, O scoffers, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,
For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;
On the day of our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers,
but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.