New American Standard Bible
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
King James Bible
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Darby Bible Translation
But this know, that in the last days difficult times shall be there;
World English Bible
But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.
Young's Literal Translation
And this know thou, that in the last days there shall come perilous times,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This know also - The "object" of this reference to the perilous times which were to occur, was evidently to show the necessity of using every precaution to preserve the purity of the church, from the fact that such sad scenes were to open upon it. The apostle had dwelt upon this subject in his First Epistle to Timothy 2 Timothy 4, but its importance leads him to advert to it again.
Perilous times shall come - Times of danger, of persecution, and of trial. On the general meaning of this passage, and the general characteristics of those times, the reader may consult the 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 notes, and 1 Timothy 4:1-3 notes. There can be no doubt that in all these passages the apostle refers to the same events.
LibraryThe Author to the Reader.
CHRISTIAN READER,--After the foregoing address, I need not put thee to much more trouble: only I shall say, that he must needs be a great stranger in our Israel, or sadly smitten with that epidemic plague of indifferency, which hath infected many of this generation, to a benumbing of them, and rendering them insensible and unconcerned in the matters of God, and of their own souls, and sunk deep in the gulf of dreadful inconsideration, who seeth not, or taketh no notice of, nor is troubled at the …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Appendix i. Pseudepigraphic Writings
Enmity Between Man and Satan
Letter xxii (Circa A. D. 1129) to Simon, Abbot of S. Nicholas
1 Timothy 4:1
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
that they were saying to you, "In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts."
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