2 Timothy 3
He advertiseth him of the times to come,
2 Timothy 3:1 This knowe also, that in the last dayes, perylous tymes shalbe at hande. 2 Timothy 3:2 For men shalbe louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude, blasphemers, disobedient to fathers and mothers, vnthankefull, vngodlye: 2 Timothy 3:3 Without naturall affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, riotous, fierce, despisers of them which are good, 2 Timothy 3:4 Traytours, headdy, hye mynded, louers of pleasures more then louers of God: 2 Timothy 3:5 Hauyng a fourme of godlynesse, but denying the power therof: turne away from these.
describeth the enemies of the truth,
2 Timothy 3:6 These are they, which enter into houses, & leade captiue [simple] women laden with sinne, caryed with diuers lustes: 2 Timothy 3:7 Euer learnyng, and neuer able to come vnto the knowledge of the trueth. 2 Timothy 3:8 For as Iannes and Iambres withstoode Moyses, so do these also resist the trueth: Men of corrupt myndes, reprobate concernyng the fayth: 2 Timothy 3:9 But they shall preuayle no longer. For their madnesse shalbe manifest vnto all [men] as also theirs was.
propoundeth unto him his own example,
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast folowed my doctrine, fashion of lyuyng, purpose, fayth, long sufferyng, loue, patience, 2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came vnto me at Antioche, at Iconium, at Lystra, which persecutions I suffred patiently: And from them all, the Lord deliuered me. 2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that wyll lyue godly in Christe Iesus, shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:13 But the euyll men and deceauers, shall waxe worse and worse, deceauyng and deceaued. 2 Timothy 3:14 But continue thou in the thynges which thou haste learned, which also were committed vnto thee, knowyng of whom thou hast learned [them]: 2 Timothy 3:15 And that from an infant thou hast knowen the scriptures, which are able to make thee wyse vnto saluation, thorowe fayth which is in Christe Iesus.
and commendeth the holy Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is geuen by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable to doctrine, to reproue, to correction, to instruction which is in ryghteousnesse, 2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, instructed vnto all good workes.