Old Testament

2 Timothy 3
The Last Days
31But know this: In the last days there will be terrible times. 2For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemous, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, not able to reconcile with others, slanderous, without self-control, savage, haters of what is good, 4treacherous, reckless, puffed up with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to an outward form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such people. 6For some of them are people who worm their way into households and gain control over vulnerable women who are overwhelmed with sins, led astray by various evil desires, 7always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these people oppose the truth. They are people of depraved minds, disqualified in regard to the faith. 9But they will not get very far, because their foolishness will be quite clear to everyone, just as it was in the case of Jannes and Jambres.
10But you have faithfully followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfast endurance, 11my persecutions, my sufferings-the kind that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, the kind of persecutions I endured-and the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12Indeed, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13while evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14As for you, continue in the things you have learned and about which you have become convinced. You know from whom[] you learned them 15and that from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is God breathed[] and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, and for training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be complete, well equipped for every good work.


  • 3:14 In some witnesses to the text this word is singular; in other witnesses it is plural.
  • 3:16 Or inspired by God