3:1 Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.
3:2 Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,
3:3 Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,
3:4 Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God:
3:5 Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.
3:6 For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:
3:7 Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8 Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
3:9 But they shall proceed no farther; for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.
3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,
3:11 Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.
3:12 And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.
3:13 But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error.
3:14 But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned, and which have been committed to thee: knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
3:15 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures, which can instruct thee to salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:16 All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice,
3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.
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