1: But this know, that in [the] last days difficult times shall be there; 2: for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane, 3: without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good, 4: traitors, headlong, of vain pretensions, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; 5: having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away. 6: For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts, 7: always learning, and never able to come to [the] knowledge of [the] truth. 8: Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith. 9: But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be completely manifest to all, as that of those also became. 10: But thou hast been thoroughly acquainted with my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, endurance, 11: persecutions, sufferings: what [sufferings] happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured; and the Lord delivered me out of all. 12: And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13: But wicked men and juggling impostors shall advance in evil, leading and being led astray. 14: But thou, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and [of which] thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them]; 15: and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which [is] in Christ Jesus. 16: Every scripture [is] divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; 17: that the man of God may be complete, fully fitted to every good work.