2 Timothy 3
He advertiseth him of the times to come,
2 Timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2 Timothy 3:3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, 2 Timothy 3:4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; 2 Timothy 3:5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.
describeth the enemies of the truth,
2 Timothy 3:6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, 2 Timothy 3:7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:8 And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. 2 Timothy 3:9 But they shall proceed no further. For their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be.
propoundeth unto him his own example,
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, 2 Timothy 3:11 persecutions, sufferings. What things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:14 But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. 2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
and commendeth the holy Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16 Every scripture inspired of God [is] also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.