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2 Timothy 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Godlessness in the Last Days

Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:1 - But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:2 - For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:3 - heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:4 - treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:5 - having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:6 - For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:7 - always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:8 - Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:9 - But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God

Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:10 - You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:11 - my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:12 - Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:13 - while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:14 - But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[fn] you learned it
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:15 - and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:16 - All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:17 - that the man of God[fn] may be complete, equipped for every good work.
ESV Footnotes
The Greek for whom is plural
That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression)

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