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1 Remember this! In the last days there will be many troubles, 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
2 because people will love themselves, love money, brag, and be proud. They will say evil things against others and will not obey their parents or be thankful or be the kind of people God wants. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 They will not love others, will refuse to forgive, will gossip, and will not control themselves. They will be cruel, will hate what is good, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4 will turn against their friends, and will do foolish things without thinking. They will be conceited, will love pleasure instead of God, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--
5 and will act as if they serve God but will not have his power. Stay away from those people. 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
6 Some of them go into homes and get control of silly women who are full of sin and are led by many evil desires. 6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,
7 These women are always learning new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth fully. 7 always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.
8 Just as Jannes and Jambres were against Moses, these people are against the truth. Their thinking has been ruined, and they have failed in trying to follow the faith. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth--men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.
9 But they will not be successful in what they do, because as with Jannes and Jambres, everyone will see that they are foolish. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
10 But you have followed what I teach, the way I live, my goal, faith, patience, and love. You know I never give up. 10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
11 You know how I have been hurt and have suffered, as in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I have suffered, but the Lord saved me from all those troubles. 11 persecutions, sufferings--what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
12 Everyone who wants to live as God desires, in Christ Jesus, will be hurt. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
13 But people who are evil and cheat others will go from bad to worse. They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves. 13 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14 But you should continue following the teachings you learned. You know they are true, because you trust those who taught you. 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,
15 Since you were a child you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise. And that wisdom leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is given by God and is useful for teaching, for showing people what is wrong in their lives, for correcting faults, and for teaching how to live right. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 Using the Scriptures, the person who serves God will be capable, having all that is needed to do every good work. 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.