8 JUST AS JANNES AND JAMBRES OPPOSED MOSES, SO THESE men ALSO OPPOSE THE TRUTH, PEOPLE OF DEPRAVED MIND, REJECTED IN REGARD TO THE FAITH.
9 BUT THEY WILL NOT MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS; FOR THEIR FOLLY WILL BE OBVIOUS TO ALL, JUST AS JANNES'S AND JAMBRES'S FOLLY WAS ALSO.
10 NOW YOU FOLLOWED MY TEACHING, CONDUCT, PURPOSE, FAITH, PATIENCE, LOVE, PERSEVERANCE,
11 PERSECUTIONS, and SUFFERINGS, SUCH AS HAPPENED TO ME AT ANTIOCH, AT ICONIUM and AT LYSTRA; WHAT PERSECUTIONS I ENDURED, AND OUT OF THEM ALL THE LORD RESCUED ME!
12 INDEED, ALL WHO DESIRE TO LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS WILL BE PERSECUTED.
13 BUT EVIL PEOPLE AND IMPOSTORS WILL PROCEED from bad TO WORSE, DECEIVING AND BEING DECEIVED.
14 YOU, HOWEVER, CONTINUE IN THE THINGS YOU HAVE LEARNED AND BECOME CONVINCED OF, KNOWING FROM WHOM YOU HAVE LEARNED them,
15 AND THAT FROM CHILDHOOD YOU HAVE KNOWN THE SACRED WRITINGS WHICH ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE WISDOM THAT LEADS TO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
16 ALL SCRIPTURE (Old Testament) IS INSPIRED BY THEOS (The Alpha & Omega) AND PROFITABLE FOR TEACHING, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS; (The old covenant requirements of animal sacrifices, unclean meats & circumcision is done away by the blood of Jesus. But the Old Testament is still extremely profitable for doctrine such as tithes, 7th day commanded rest & worship, fiestas/festivals, ten commandments, the forbidding of homosexuality & witchcraft, lessons of history, creation and future prophecy, etc.)
17 SO THAT THE PEOPLE OF THEOS (The Alpha & Omega) MAY BE ADEQUATE, EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.