The eleventh of Paul's Epistles is II Timothy. It was written towards the end of Paul's life, in approximately 67 AD.
Before he died, Paul wanted to pass his ministry on to his faithful assistant, who has served him well for many years.
The letter is one of encouragement and it urges Timothy to continue his duties in a faithful manner. Timothy is told to stick to the doctrine he has been taught and to expect to be persecuted for preaching the Gospel; but above all, Timothy is told that he should put all his confidence in the word of God which he is preaching.
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith."
The two men are not named in the Old Testament, but there is rumoured to be an apocryphal book called "The Book of Jannes and Jambres" in which the two are identified as Pharaoh's magicians who turned their rods into serpents. The serpent which came from Aaron's rod devoured theirs