2 Timothy 3
He advertiseth him of the times to come,
2 Timothy 3:1 Thys vnderstand, that in the last dayes shall come perylous tymes. 2 Timothy 3:2 For the men shall be louers of theyr owne selues coueteous, bosters, proude, cursed speakers, dysobedyent to father and mother, vnthankefull, vnholye, 2 Timothy 3:3 vnkynde, truce breakers, stubborne false accusars, ryatours, fierce despysers of them whiche are good, 2 Timothy 3:4 traytours, headye, hye mynded, gredy vpon voluptuousnes more then the louers of God, 2 Timothy 3:5 hauynge a simylytude of Godly lyuynge, but haue denyed þe power thereof: and suche abhorre.
describeth the enemies of the truth,
2 Timothy 3:6 Of thys sorte are they which enter into houses, & bring into bondage women laden wyth synne which women are lede of dyuers lustes, 2 Timothy 3:7 euer learnynge, and neuer able to come vnto the knowledge of the trueth. 2 Timothy 3:8 As Iannes and Iambres withstode Moyses, euen so do these resiste the trueth, men they are of corrupte myndes, and lewde, as concernyng the fayth, 2 Timothy 3:9 but they shall preuayle no longer. For theyr madnes shalbe vttered vnto all men as theyrs was.
propoundeth unto him his own example,
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou haste sene the experience of my doctryne, fashyon of lyuyng, purpose, fayth, long suffering, loue, pacience, 2 Timothy 3:11 persecucyons, and affliccyons which happened vnto me at Antioche, at Iconium and at Lystra: whiche persecucyons I suffered pacyently. And from them all, the Lorde delyuered me. 2 Timothy 3:12 Yea and all that wyll lyue Godlye in Christe Iesu, must suffer persecucyons. 2 Timothy 3:13 But þe euyll man and disceyuers shal waxe worsse & worsse whyle they deceyue, and are deceyued them selues. 2 Timothy 3:14 But continue thou in the thynges whiche thou hast learned, which also were committed vnto the seyng thou knowest of whome thou hast learned them, 2 Timothy 3:15 and for as muche also as thou haste knowen holy scrypture of a chyld, whiche is able to make the wyse vnto saluacion thorowe the fayth which is in Christ Iesu.
and commendeth the holy Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16 For al scripture geuen by inspyracion of God, is profytable to teache, to improue, to amende and to instruct in ryghtuousnes, 2 Timothy 3:17 that the man of God maye be perfecte and prepared vnto all good workes.