2 Timothy 3
1 Understand this also: In the last days perilous times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, lacking self-control, fierce, opposers of the good, 4 traitors, reckless, arrogant, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Keep away from such people.
6 These are the sort who worm their way into households and take over silly women who are loaded down with sins and led away with various cravings, 7 always learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so these also resist the truth, these men of corrupt minds, rejected in regard to the faith. 9 But they will proceed no further, for their folly will be made clear to everyone, just as theirs was.
10 But you have fully known my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions and hardships which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra. What persecutions I endured! But the Lord delivered me out of them all. 12 Yes, and all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and hypocrites will go on getting worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things you have learned and have been assured, knowing from whom you learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be perfectly prepared and thoroughly equipped for every good work.