2 Timothy 3

English Standard Version

1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. (1Ti 4:1) 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, (Lu 16:14; Ro 1:30; Php 2:21; 1Ti 6:10) 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, (Ro 1:31; Tit 1:8) 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (Php 3:19; 1Ti 3:6; 1Ti 6:4) 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. (1Ti 5:8; 1Ti 6:20; Tit 1:14) 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, (Tit 1:11) 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. (1Ti 2:4) 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. (Ex 7:11; Ac 13:8; 1Ti 6:5; Tit 1:16) 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men. (Ex 7:12; Ex 8:18; Ex 9:11) 10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, (Php 2:22) 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. (Ps 34:19; Ac 13:14; Ac 13:45; Ac 13:50; Ac 14:1; Ac 14:5; Ac 14:6; Ac 14:19; 2Co 1:10; 2Ti 4:17) 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (Ac 14:22; Tit 2:12) 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. (Tit 3:3; Re 22:11) 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[1] you learned it (1Ti 4:6) 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (Ps 119:99; Joh 5:39; Eph 6:4; 2Ti 1:5) 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (Ro 15:4; 2Pe 1:20) 17 that the man of God[2] may be complete, equipped for every good work. (Lu 6:40; 1Ti 6:11; 2Ti 2:21)