1 Be sure of this, that in the last days difficult times 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 Men will be selfish, mercenary, boastful, haughty, and blasphemous; disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, impure,
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 incapable of affection, merciless, slanderous, wanting in self-control, brutal, careless of the right,
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, and puffed up with pride; they will love pleasure more than they love 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 and while they retain the outward form of religion, they will not allow it to influence them. Turn your back on such men as 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 among them are to be found those who creep into homes and captivate weak women--women who, loaded with sins, and slaves to all kinds of passions,
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 are always learning, and yet never able to attain to a real 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 do these people, in their turn, oppose the Truth. Their minds are corrupted, and, as regards the Faith, they are utterly worthless.
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 They will not, however, make further progress; for their wicked folly will be plain to every one, just as that of Jannes and Jambres was.
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, Timothy, were a close observer of my teaching, my conduct, my purposes, my faith, my forbearance, my love, and my patient 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 as well as of my persecutions, and of the sufferings which I met with at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. You know what persecutions I underwent; and yet the Lord brought me safe out of 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 who aim at living a religious life in union with Christ Jesus will have to suffer persecution;
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 but wicked people and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.
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 You, however, must stand by what you learnt and accepted as true. You know who they were from whom you learnt 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 that, from your childhood, you have known the Sacred Writings, which can give you the wisdom that, through belief in Christ Jesus, leads to Salvation.
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 Everything that is written under divine inspiration is helpful for teaching, for refuting error, for giving guidance, and for training others 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 Servant of God may be perfect himself, and perfectly equipped for every good action.
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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