1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress.
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, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
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 unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, haters of 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 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of 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 holding a form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid such people.
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 among them are those who make their way into households and capture weak women, weighed down with sins and swayed by various impulses,
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 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.
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 not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
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 You, however, know all about my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
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 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, yet the Lord rescued me 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 Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
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 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
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 as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, knowing from whom you learned it,
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 how from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for 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 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training 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, equipped 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.
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