2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
It is worth our noting that the apostle doth not place the peril and hardness of the last times, in any external calamity or penal evils, as sword, plague, famine, persecution; but in the prodigious sins and enormities of such as profess religion. Sin is the evil of evils, and brings all other evils with it. Let the times be never so miserable, and the Church lie under sad persecutions; yet if they be not sinful times, they are not truly perilous times, but rather purging and purifying times.
(T. Hall, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.