1 But know this, that in the last days hard times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers,

3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good,

4 betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim,

5 having a form of reverence but denying its power. And turn away from these!

6 For among them are those who creep into households and captivate silly women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 And as Yoḥane and Mamrĕ opposed Mosheh, so do these also oppose the truth – men of corrupt minds, found worthless concerning the belief;

9 but they shall not go on further, for their folly shall be obvious to all, as also that of those men became.

10 But you closely followed my teaching, the Way of ḥai, the purpose, the belief, the patience, the love, the endurance,

11 the persecutions, the sufferings, which came to me at Antioḵeia, at Ikonion, at Lustra – what persecutions I bore. Yet out of them all the Aḏon delivered me.

12 And indeed, all those wanting to live reverently in Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, shall be persecuted.

13 But evil men and impostors shall go on to the worse, leading astray and being led astray.

14 But you, stay in what you have learned and trusted, having known from whom you have learned,

15 and that from a child you have known the Qodesh Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for deliverance through belief in Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.

16 All Scripture is breathed by Elohim and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for straightening, for instruction in righteousness,

17 that the man of Elohim might be fitted, equipped for every good work.