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Chapter 3


3:1 But (de) know (ginōske) this (touto), that (hoti) in (en) [the] last (eschatais) days (hēmerais) perilous (chalepoi) times (kairoi) shall cause themselves to be in present standing (enstēsontai).


3:2 Because (gar) the (hoi) mortals (anthrōpoi) shall cause themselves to be (esontai):


self-lovers (philautoi);


silver-lovers (philarguroi);


vain ones (alazones);


arrogant ones (huperēphanoi);


blasphemous ones (blasphēmoi);


ones dissuaded (apeitheis) to parents (goneusin);


ungracious ones (achristoi);


unholy ones (anosioi);


3:3 unaffectionate ones (astorgoi);


implacable ones (aspondoi);


diabolical ones (diaboloi);


unpowered ones (akrateis);


ungentle ones (anēmeroi);


ones unloving toward good (aphilagothoi);


3:4 betrayers (prodotai);


ones falling forward4312 (propeteis);


ones having been made clouds of smoke5187 (tetuphōmenoi);


lovers of hedonism (philēdonoi) more (mallon) than (ē) lovers of God (philotheoi);


3:5 ones having (echontes) a form (morphōsin) of piety (eusebeias), but (de) they having caused themselves to deny (ērnēmenoi) the (tēn) inherently powered work (dunamin) of her (autēs)!


Caused yourself to turn away from (apotrepou) these ones (toutous) also (kai)!


3:6 Because (gar) out (ex) of these (toutōn) are (eisin) the ones (hoi) sinking in (endunontes) into (eis) the (tas) houses (oikias), and (kai) taking captive at spear point (aichmalōtizontes) little females (gunaikria) having been heaped (sesōreumena) [with] sins (hamartiais), being led (agomena) to various (poikilais) lusts (epithumiais);


3:7 always (pantote) learning (manthanonta) and (kai) not at any time (mēdepote) causing themselves to be inherently powered (dunamena) to come (elthein) into (eis) experiential knowledge (epignōsin) of Truth (alētheias).


3:8 But (de) [the] way (tropon) [in] which (hon) Jannes (Iannēs) and (kai) Jambres (Iambrēs) stood opposed (antestēsan) to Moses (mōusei), thusly (houtōs) these ones (houtoi) also (kai) cause themselves to stand opposed (anthistantai) to the (tē) Truth (alētheia);


mortals (anthrōpoi) having been corrupted (katephtharmenoi) [in] the (ton) mind (noun), ones unapproved (adokimoi) about (peri) the (tēn) belief (pistin).


(Exod. 7:9-13; Jasher 79:27)

3:9 BUT (all’), they shall absolutely not beat forward4298 (ou prokopsousin) over (epi) [the sake] of more (pleion) [opposition, v8]! 


Because (gar) the (hē) misperception (anoia) of them (autōn) shall cause itself to become (estai) out obvious (ekdēlos) to all (pasin), as (hōs) the (hē) [misperception] of those ones (ekeinōn) also (kai) caused itself to become (egeneto) [out obvious].


3:10 But (de) you (su) have followed alongside (parēkolouthēsas) the (tē) teaching (didaskalia) of me (mou), the (tē) upbringing (agōgē), the (tē) preparation (prothesei), the (tē) belief (pistei), the (tē) patience (makrothumia), the (tē) love (agapē), the (tē) endurance (hupomonē)


3:11 to the (tois) pursuits (diōgmois), to the (tois) sufferings (pathēmasin);


ones such as (hoia) caused themselves to come to pass (egeneto) to me (moi) in (en) Antioch (Antiocheia), in (en) Iconium (Ikoniō), in (en) Lystra (Lustrios), pursuits (diōgmous) such as (hoious) I was able to bear up under (hupēnenka).


And (kai) out (ek) of all (pantōn) the (ho) lord (kurios) caused himself to rescue (errusato) me (me)!


3:12 But (de) all (pantes) also (kai), the ones (hoi) desiring (thelontes) to live (zēn) piously (eusebōs) in (en) Christ (Christō) Jesus (Iēsou), they shall be pursued (diōchthēsontai)!


3:13 But (de) evil (ponēroi) mortals (anthrōpoi), and (kai) wizards (goētes), shall beat forward4298 (prokopsousin) over (epi) [the sake] of the (to) worst thing (cheiron), wandering (planōntes), and (kai) ones being caused to wander (planōmenoi)


(For the devil, the *god of this cosmos, coming to steal, kill, and destroy the assembly (ekklēsia), the one body of Christ, and all mortalkind, to cause them to wander away from the one true God and His Word, see Mat. 6:13, 13:19; Mark 1:13a, 4:15, 13:5-6; Luke 13:16, 21:8, 22:3, 31; John 8:44, 10:10a, 13:27; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:5, 31b; 2 Cor. 2:11, *4:4, 11:13-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 4:11-14, 6:11-16; 1 Thes. 2:17-18; 2 Thes. 2:7-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2, 5:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:13; 1 John 3:11-13, 4:1-6, 5:19; 2 John 1:7; Rev. 2:9, 12-15, 20, 12:7-17; 13:14, 18:21-23, 19:20, 20:3-10)


3:14 But (de) you (su) stay (mene) in (en) to things which (hois) you learned (emathes), and (kai) were caused to believe upon (epistōthēs);


you having seen (eidōs) alongside (para) of whom (tinōn) you learned (emathes),


3:15 and (kai) that (hoti) from (apo) a baby (brephous) you have seen (oidas) the (ta) sacred (hiera) writings (grammata), the ones (ta) causing you to be inherently powered (dunamena se) to be wise (sophisai) into (eis) wholeness (sōtērian), through (dia) belief (pisteōs) of the (tēs) [belief] in (en) Christ (Christō) Jesus (Iēsou).


(For a believer in his discipleship to Christ Jesus being led to being stripped of the power of holy Spirit through false teaching, see Mat. 15:9; John 8:31-47; Rom. 1:21-22; 2 Cor. 10:5-6; 11:13-15; Eph. 5:6-12; *Col. 2:8; 2 Tim. 3:1-15, 4:3-4; Tit. 1:10-14)


3:16 Every (pasa) writing (graphē) [is] God-blown (theo-pneustos), and (kai) profitable (ōphelimos) toward (pros) [the sake] of teaching (didasklian), toward (pros) [the sake] of reproof (elegchon), toward (pros) [the sake] of straightening up (epanorthōsin), toward (pros) [the sake] of child-training (paideian) in (en) the (tēn) righteousness (dikaiosunē);


3:17 in order that (hina) the (ho) mortal (anthrpos) of the (tou) God (theou) may be (ē) fit (artios), having been outfitted (exērtismenos) toward (pros) [the sake] of every (pan) good (agathon) work (ergon).


(For a believer's responsibility to stand himself alongside of the Father through doing good works, in order to receive anything from Him, see Mat. 6:1-4, 18:19, 19:26, 21:42; Mark 10:27, 12:11; John 5:44, 6:45-46, 8:38-42, 9:33, 17:5-8; Rom. 2:11-13, 6:13, 12:1; 1 Cor. 7:24, 8:8a; 2 Cor. 9:8; Gal. 3:11; Eph. 6:8; 1 Tim. 2:10; 2 Tim. 3:17; Tit. 2:14, 3:8,14; Heb. 10:24; James 1:5-7, 27; 1 Pet. 2:20-21; 2 Pet. 3:8; 2 John 1:3; Rev. 2:28)