2 Timothy 31But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. 2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, impious, 3devoid of natural affection, irreconcilable, slanderous, without self-control, savage, no lovers of good, 4traitors, reckless, beclouded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, 5having a form of piety, but repudiating the power of it. Now turn away from these men, 6for from these are those who creep into houses, and take captive petty women laden with sins, being led away by various impulses, 7ever learning and never able to come to knowledge of truth. 8And by which way Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also do these oppose the truth. Men corrupted in mind, worthless about the faith. 9But they will not advance in much more, for their folly will be evident to all men, as also that of those men came to be. 10But thou have closely followed my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11persecutions, sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra. I endured such persecutions, and the Lord rescued me out of them all. 12And also all those who want to live devoutly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13But evil men and impostors will go forward to worse, leading astray and being led astray. 14But continue thou in what thou learned and were convinced of, knowing from whom thou learned them. 15And that from a babe thou have known the sacred writings, which are able to make thee wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for instruction, for reproof, for correction, for discipline in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be qualified, having been completed for every good work.
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