Thomson(i) 1 But know this, that in the last days there will be grievous times. 2 For the men will be selfish, avaricious, vain, haughty, addicted to slander, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 void of natural affection, perfidious, false accusers, intemperate, fierce, destitute of love for goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of religion but denying the power of it. From such turn away; 6 for of such sort are they who insinuate themselves into families, and lead captive weak women laden with sin, led aside by various lusts, 7 always learning, but never able to come to a knowledge of truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these men withstand the truth, having their minds corrupted, being, with respect to this belief, such as cannot stand the test 9 But they shall not advance much further; for the folly of these shall be exposed to the world, as that of those was. 10 Now as for thee, thou hast traced accurately my doctrine, my manner of life, my purpose, my belief, my long suffering, my love, my patience, 11 my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Indeed all who wish to live holy in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 and wicked men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for thee, continue thou in what thou hast learned; and in the belief of which thou hast been confirmed, knowing from whom thou hast learned them; 15 and that, from thy childhood, thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise for salvation by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture, given by divine inspiration, is indeed profitable for doctrine, for conviction, for reformation, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly fitted for every good work.