1 But know this, that in the last days grievous seasons shall come. 2 For :men shall be self-lovers, money-lovers, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without selfcontrol, fierce, no lovers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, pleasure-lovers rather than God-lovers; 5 having a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away. 6 For of these are they that creep into :houses, and capture small women laden with sins, led by diverse lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to a knowledge of truth. 8 And in the same manner as Jannēs and Jambrēs withstood Moses, so these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in :mind, disapproved concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their :folly shall be evident unto all, as :theirs also came to be. 10 But thou didst follow my :teaching, :conduct, :purpose, :faith, :longsuffering, :love, :patience, 11 :persecutions, :sufferings; such as befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; such persecutions as I endured: and out of all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors shall wax :worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But thou, abide in what things thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of what persons thou hast learned; 15 and that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which can make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 Every scripture is God breathed, and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for discipline which is :in righteousness: 17 that the man of :God be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.