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2 Timothy 3

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3:1 But this know, that in [the] last days difficult times shall be there;

3:2 for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,

3:3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,

3:4 traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

3:5 having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.

3:6 For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts,

3:7 always learning, and never able to come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth.

3:8 Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith.

3:9 But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became.

3:10 But *thou* hast been thoroughly acquainted with my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, endurance,

3:11 persecutions, sufferings: what [sufferings] happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured; and the Lord delivered me out of all.

3:12 And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

3:13 But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray.

3:14 But *thou*, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and [of which] thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];

3:15 and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which [is] in Christ Jesus.

3:16 Every scripture [is] divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;

3:17 that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.

 

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