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2 Timothy 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Difficult Times Ahead
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But know this: Hard times will come in the last days.

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For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

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unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,

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traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

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holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people.

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For among them are those who worm their way into households and deceive gullible women overwhelmed by sins and led astray by a variety of passions,

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always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

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Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth. They are men who are corrupt in mind and worthless in regard to the faith.

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But they will not make further progress, for their foolishness will be clear to all, as was the foolishness of Jannes and Jambres.

Struggles in the Christian Life
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But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance,

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along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured ​— ​and yet the Lord rescued me from them all.

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In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

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Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving and being deceived.

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But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you,

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and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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All Scripture is inspired by God[fn] and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,

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so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

CSB Footnotes
Lit breathed out by God

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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