2 Timothy 3:5-15 NIV

5 having a form of godliness1 but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.2

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6 They are the kind who worm their way3 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.4

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8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses,5 so also these men oppose6 the truth--men of depraved minds,7 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,8 their folly will be clear to everyone.

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Paul's Charge to Timothy

10 You, however, know all about my teaching,9 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,10 Iconium11 and Lystra,12 the persecutions I endured.13 Yet the Lord rescued14 me from all of them.15

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12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,16

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13 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse,17 deceiving and being deceived.18

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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,19

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15 and how from infancy20 you have known the holy Scriptures,21 which are able to make you wise22 for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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