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Godlessness in the Last Days
You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come.
2Ti 3:1-17. Coming Evil Days: Signs of Evil Already: Contrast in the Doctrine and Life of Paul, Which Timothy Should Follow in Accordance with His Early Training in Scripture.
1. also—Greek, "but."
last days—preceding Christ's second coming (2Pe 3:3; Jude 18). "The latter times," 1Ti 4:1, refer to a period not so remote as "the last days," namely, the long days of papal and Greek anti-Christianity.
perilous—literally, "difficult times," in which it is difficult to know what is to be done: "grievous times."
shall come—Greek, "shall be imminent"; "shall come unexpectedly" [Bengel].