2 Timothy 3:2-5
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,…
This verity is made one special note of the wicked (Proverbs 12:10; Proverbs 17:3; Genesis 49:7). Hence in Scripture they are compared to lions (Job 4:10); to wolves (Habakkuk 1:8): bears (Proverbs 17:12); horses, which must be restrained from hurting with bit and bridle (Psalm 32:19); serpents (Psalm 74:13, 14); dogs (Philippians 3:2; Matthew 7:6); boars (Psalm 80:13); threshers, which bruise and oppress the people of God (Amos 1:3): millers, that grind them with their cruelty (Isaiah 3:75); and to butchers, which do not only fleece, but slay the sheep.
(T. Hall, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,