Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1But you should know this, that in the last days hard times will come. 2And people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disloyal to their people, rejecters of grace, wicked, 3Slanderers, captives to desire, cruel, haters of the good, 4Traitors, impulsive, arrogant, loving lust more than the love of God, 5Who have a form of God-worship and are far from his power; remove from you those who are such. 6For some of them are these who crawl house to house and capture women buried in sins and are led to various lusts, 7Who are always learning and are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8But just as Jannes and Jambres arose against Moses, in this way also they have withstood the truth, persons who corrupt their minds and are rejected from faith. 9But they will not proceed to their advancement, for their madness is known to every person, just as theirs was also known.
10But you have gone after my teaching and after my customs, after my desire, after my faith, after my long-suffering, after my love, and after my endurance, 11After my persecutions and after my suffering; and you know those things which I endured in Antiakia, Iconiun and Lystra, what persecutions I endured, and my Lord delivered me from all of them. 12But also, all those who choose to live in the worship of God in Yeshua The Messiah are persecuted. 13But evil men and deceivers will add to their evils, as they go astray and deceive. 14But you should abide in those things that you have learned and of which you are assured, for you know from whom you have learned them, 15And because from your childhood you were taught The Holy Scrolls which can make you wise unto the life in the faith of Yeshua The Messiah. 16Every writing which is written by The Spirit* is profitable for teaching, for correction, for direction and for a course in righteousness, 17That the man of God will be perfect and perfected for every good work.