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2 Timothy 3:1

    2 Timothy 3:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But be certain of this, that in the last days times of trouble will come.

    Webster's Revision

    But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.

    World English Bible

    But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:1

    In the last days - This often means the days of the Messiah, and is sometimes extended in its signification to the destruction of Jerusalem, as this was properly the last days of the Jewish state. But the phrase may mean any future time, whether near or distant.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 3:1

    This know also - The "object" of this reference to the perilous times which were to occur, was evidently to show the necessity of using every precaution to preserve the purity of the church, from the fact that such sad scenes were to open upon it. The apostle had dwelt upon this subject in his First Epistle to Timothy 2 Timothy 4, but its importance leads him to advert to it again.

    In the last days - Under the gospel dispensation; some time in that period during which the affairs of the world will be closed up; see the 1 Timothy 4:1 note, and Hebrews 1:2 note.

    Perilous times shall come - Times of danger, of persecution, and of trial. On the general meaning of this passage, and the general characteristics of those times, the reader may consult the 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 notes, and 1 Timothy 4:1-3 notes. There can be no doubt that in all these passages the apostle refers to the same events.