2 Timothy 3
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Difficult Times Ahead

1But know this: Hard times will come in the last days.a 2For people will be lovers of self,a lovers of money,b boastful, proud,c demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,d 3unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers,a without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,b 4traitors,a reckless,b conceited,c lovers of pleasured rather than lovers of God, 5holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.a Avoid these people.b

6For among them are those who worm their way into households and deceive gullible women overwhelmed by sins and led astray by a variety of passions,a 7always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.a 8Just as Jannes and Jambresa resisted Moses,b so these also resist the truth. They are men who are corrupt in mindc and worthlessd in regard to the faith. 9But they will not make further progress, for their foolishness will be clear to all, as was the foolishness of Jannes and Jambres.

Struggles in the Christian Life

10But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose,a faith, patience, love,b and endurance, 11along with the persecutions and sufferingsa that came to me in Antioch,b Iconium,c and Lystra.d What persecutions I endured — and yet the Lord rescued me from them all. 12In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.a 13Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceivinga and being deceived. 14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you,a 15and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures,a which are able to give you wisdom for salvationb through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is inspired by Goda a and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.a





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