2 Timothy Chapter 3
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Hee aduertiseth him of the times to come, 6 describeth the enemies of the trueth, 10 propoundeth vnto him his owne example, 16 and commendeth the holy Scriptures.
This know also, that in the last dayes perillous times shall come.
For men shall bee louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, vnthankfull, vnholy,
Without naturall affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,3
Traitours, heady, high minded, louers of pleasures more then louers of God,
Hauing a forme of godlinesse, but denying the power thereof: from such turne away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and leade captiue silly women laden with sinnes, led away with diuers lusts,
Euer learning, and neuer able to come to the knowledge of the trueth.
Now as Iannes and Iambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the trueth: men of corrupt mindes, reprobate concerning the faith.8
But they shal proceede no further: for their folly shall be manifest vnto all men, as theirs also was.
But thou hast fully knowen my doctrine, maner of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, charitie, patience,10
Persecutions, afflictions which came vnto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, what persecutions I indured: but out of them all the Lord deliuered me.
Yea, and all that will liue godly in Christ Iesus, shall suffer persecution.
But euill men and seducers shall waxe worse and worse, deceiuing, and being deceiued.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and hast been assured of, knowing of whome thou hast learned them.
And that from a childe thou hast knowen the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise vnto saluation through faith which is in Christ Iesus.
All Scripture is giuen by inspiration of God, & is profitable for doctrine, for reproofe, for correction, for instrution in righteousnesse,
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished vnto all good workes.17
2 Timothy Chapter 3 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Or, makebates.
8 Or, of no iudgement.
10 Or, thou hast been a diligent follower of.
17 Or, perfected.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania