2 Timothy 3
The apostle foretelleth the evil characters that should appear in the last days. He describeth the enemies of the truth: setteth forth unto Timothy his own example, and exhorteth him to abide in the doctrine he had learned, commending unto him the manifold use of the holy scriptures.
1 aTHIS know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be blovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 cWithout natural affection, trucebreakers, 1false accusers, *incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 dTraitors, *heady, *highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 eHaving a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: ffrom such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they gwhich creep into houses, and lead captive *silly women *laden with sins, led away with *divers lusts,
7 hEver learning, and never able ito come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as jJannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: kmen of corrupt minds, 2*reprobate concerning the faith.
9 lBut they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But 3thou hast fully known my mdoctrine, *manner of life, npurpose, ofaith, longsuffering, *charity, patience,
11 pPersecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, qand all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But revil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But scontinue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 tAnd that from a child thou hast known the holy uscriptures, vwhich are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 wAll scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: