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Difficult Times Ahead

3 But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. e For people will be lovers of self, f lovers of money, g boastful, proud, h blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, i unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, j without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, k traitors, l reckless, m conceited, n lovers of pleasure o rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. p Avoid these people! q

For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, r always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. s Just as Jannes and Jambres t resisted Moses, u so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, v worthless w in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs x was also.

Struggles in the Christian Life

10 But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, y faith, patience, love, z and endurance, 11 along with the persecutions and sufferings a that came to me in Antioch, b Iconium, c and Lystra. d What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all. 12 In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. e 13 Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving f and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you, g 15 and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, h which are able to give you wisdom for salvation i through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God j k and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. l


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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