But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.(A) People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,(B) boastful, proud,(C) abusive,(D) disobedient to their parents,(E) ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous,(F) rash, conceited,(G) lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness(H) but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.(I)

Read full chapter

12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,(A) 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse,(B) deceiving and being deceived.(C) 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,(D) 15 and how from infancy(E) you have known the Holy Scriptures,(F) which are able to make you wise(G) for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed(H) and is useful for teaching,(I) rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,(J) 17 so that the servant of God[a](K) may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.(L)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or that you, a man of God,