41treacherous, 2reckless, 3conceited, 4lovers of pleasureratherthanlovers of God,
5holding to a form of a5godliness, although they have 6denied its power; 7Avoid such men as these.
For among them are those who b8enter into households and captivatec9weakwomenweigheddown with sins, led on by 10variousimpulses,
7alwayslearning and neverable to 11come to the dknowledge of the truth.
8Just as 12Jannes and Jambres13opposedMoses, sothese men alsooppose the truth, 14men of depravedmind, rejected in regard to the faith.
But they will not makefurtherprogress; for their 15folly will be obvious to all, just16as eJannes's and Jambres's folly was also.
Now you 17followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, 18love, fperseverance,
1119persecutions, and 20sufferings, such as happened to me at 21Antioch, at 22Iconium and at 23Lystra; what24persecutions I endured, and out of them all25the Lordrescued me!
12Indeed, all who desire to livegodly in ChristJesus26will be persecuted.
But evilmen and impostors27will proceed from bad to worse, 28deceiving and being deceived.
You, however, 29continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,