1 But be certain of this, that in the last days times of trouble will come.
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
1 You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, uplifted in pride, given to bitter words, going against the authority of their fathers, never giving praise, having no religion,
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 Without natural love, bitter haters, saying evil of others, violent and uncontrolled, hating all good,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3 unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good,
4 False to their friends, acting without thought, lifted up in mind, loving pleasure more than God;
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
4 traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
5 Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these.
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
5 They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.
6 For these are they who go secretly into houses, making prisoners of foolish women, weighted down with sin, turned from the way by their evil desires,
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
6 For some of these men go into homes and deceive foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.
7 Ever learning, and never coming to the knowledge of what is true.
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
7 These women are always studying but are never able to arrive at a full knowledge of the truth.
8 And as James and Jambres went against Moses, so do these go against what is true: men of evil minds, who, tested by faith, are seen to be false.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit.
9 But they will go no farther: for their foolish behaviour will be clear to all men, as theirs was in the end.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.
10 But you took as your example my teaching, behaviour, purpose, and faith; my long waiting, my love, my quiet undergoing of trouble;
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
10 But you have observed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,
11 My punishments and pain; the things which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; the cruel attacks made on me: and the Lord made me free from them all.
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
11 and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
12 Yes, and all whose purpose is to be living in the knowledge of God in Christ Jesus, will be cruelly attacked.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
12 Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with the Messiah Jesus will be persecuted.
13 Evil and false men will become worse and worse, using deceit and themselves overcome by deceit.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
13 But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse as they deceive others and are themselves deceived.
14 But see that you keep to the teaching you have been given and the things of which you are certain, conscious of who has been your teacher;
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and found to be true, because you know from whom you learned it.
15 And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
15 From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.
16 Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
17 So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
17 so that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good action.
Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain
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