But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.12
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,2 boastful, proud,3 abusive,4 disobedient to their parents,5 ungrateful, unholy,
without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
treacherous,6 rash, conceited,7 lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--
having a form of godliness8 but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.96
They are the kind who worm their way10 into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,
always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.118
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses,12 so also these teachers oppose13 the truth. They are men of depraved minds,14 who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.
But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men,15 their folly will be clear to everyone.