2 Timothy 3 NIV

Godlessness in the Last Days

1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.1

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2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,2 boastful, proud,3 abusive,4 disobedient to their parents,5 ungrateful, unholy,

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3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4 treacherous,6 rash, conceited,7 lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--

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5 having a form of godliness8 but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.9

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6 They are the kind who worm their way10 into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,

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7 always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.11

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8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses,12 so also these men oppose13 the truth--men of depraved minds,14 who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.

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9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men,15 their folly will be clear to everyone.

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Paul's Charge to Timothy

10 You, however, know all about my teaching,16 my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,

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11 persecutions, sufferings--what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch,17 Iconium18 and Lystra,19 the persecutions I endured.20 Yet the Lord rescued21 me from all of them.22

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12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,23

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13 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse,24 deceiving and being deceived.25

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14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,26

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15 and how from infancy27 you have known the holy Scriptures,28 which are able to make you wise29 for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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16 All Scripture is God-breathed30 and is useful for teaching,31 rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,32

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17 so that the man of God33 may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.34

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