1But know this, that in the last days hard times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers,
3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good,
4betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim,
5having a form of reverence#See v. 13, Isa. 24:5-6, Mt. 24:12, Rom. 1:30-31, 2 Thess. 2:3-11. but denying its power. And turn away from these!
6For among them are those who creep into households and captivate silly women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8And as Yoḥane and Mamrĕ opposed Mosheh, so do these also oppose the truth – men of corrupt minds, found worthless concerning the belief;
9but they shall not go on further, for their folly shall be obvious to all, as also that of those men became.
10But you did closely follow my teaching, the way of life, the purpose, the belief, the patience, the love, the endurance,
11the persecutions, the sufferings, which came to me at Antioch, at Ikonion, and at Lustra – what persecutions I bore. Yet out of them all the Master delivered me.
12And indeed, all those wishing to live reverently in Messiah יהושע, shall be persecuted.#Mt. 5:10.
13But evil men and impostors shall go on to the worse,#Mt. 24:12, Rev. 22:11. leading astray and being led astray.
14But you, stay in what you have learned and trusted, having known from whom you have learned,
15and that from a babe you have known the Set-apart Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for deliverance through belief in Messiah יהושע.
16All Scripture is breathed by Elohim and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight, for instruction in righteousness,
17that the man of Elohim might be fitted, equipped for every good work.