2 Timothy 3

Difficult Times Ahead

1 But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. a 2 For people will be lovers of self, b lovers of money, c boastful, proud, d blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, e 3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, f without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, g 4 traitors, h reckless, i conceited, j lovers of pleasure k rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. l Avoid these people! m

6 For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, n 7 always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. o 8Just as Jannes and Jambres p resisted Moses, q so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, r worthless s in regard to the faith. 9 But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs
= Jannes and Jambres
was also.

Struggles in the Christian Life

10 But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, u faith, patience, love, v and endurance, 11along with the persecutions and sufferings w that came to me in Antioch, x Iconium, y and Lystra. z What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all. 12In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. aa 13 Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving ab and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you, ac 15 and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, ad which are able to give you wisdom for salvation ae through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God
Lit breathed out by God; the Scripture is the product of God’s Spirit working through men; 2Pt 1:20-21.
ag and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,
17so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. ah
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