3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3:3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,

3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
3:4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
3:6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;

3:9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.
3:9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
3:10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,

3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me.
3:11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra--what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.

3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];
3:14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
3:17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.