3:1 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.
3:2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
3:4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
3:5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.
3:6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts,
3:7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8 And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
3:9 But they shall proceed no further. For their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be.
3:10 But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,
3:11 persecutions, sufferings. What things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
3:13 But evil men and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
3:14 But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.
3:15 And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:16 Every scripture inspired of God [is] also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.
3:17 That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.