3:1 But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.
3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:3 without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
3:4 traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
3:5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.
3:6 For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
3:7 always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
3:9 But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.
3:10 But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,
3:11 persecutions, and sufferings; those things that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; those persecutions that I endured. Out of them all the Lord delivered me.
3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
3:14 But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
3:15 From infancy, you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
3:16 Every scripture inspired by 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 to every good work.