You can be certain that in the last days there will be some very hard times. 2
People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud, stuck-up, rude, and disobedient to their parents. They will also be ungrateful, godless, 3
heartless, and hateful. Their words will be cruel, and they will have no self-control or pity. These people will hate everything good. 4
They will be sneaky, reckless, and puffed up with pride. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. 5
Even though they will make a show of being religious, their religion won't be real. Don't have anything to do with such people. 6
Some men fool whole families, just to get power over those women who are slaves of sin and are controlled by all sorts of desires. 7
These women always want to learn something new, but they never can discover the truth. 8
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, these people are enemies of the truth. Their minds are sick, and their faith isn't real. 9
But they won't get very far with their foolishness. Soon everyone will know the truth about them, just as Jannes and Jambres were found out.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.