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2 Timothy 3

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He advertises him of the times to come;

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 its power. Turn away from these, also.

describes the enemies of the truth;

3:6 For some of these are people 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, who concerning the faith, are rejected.

3:9 But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.

propounds unto him his own example;

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, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions. 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 holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

and commends the holy scriptures.

3:16 Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,

3:17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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