The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy
1 – Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.
2 – Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,
3 – Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,
4 – Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God:
5 – Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.
6 – For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:
7 – Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.
8 – Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 – But they shall proceed no farther; for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.
10 – But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,
11 – Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 – And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.
13 – But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error.
14 – But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned, and which have been committed to thee: knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 – And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures, which can instruct thee to salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 – All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice,
17 – That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.