2 Thessalonians 2

Man of Lawlessness

1Now we request you, a  brethren, with regard to the
Or presence
,
c  coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our d  gathering together to Him,
2that you not be quickly shaken from your
Lit mind
composure or be disturbed either by a f  spirit or a
Lit word
,
h  message or a i  letter as if from us, to the effect that j  the day of the Lord k  has come.
3 l  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the
Or falling away from the faith
,
n  apostasy comes first, and the o  man of lawlessness is revealed, the p  son of destruction,
4who opposes and exalts himself above
Or everyone who is called God
,
r  every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God s  displaying himself as being God.
5Do you not remember that t  while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6And you know u  what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7For v  the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only w  he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8Then that lawless one x  will be revealed whom the Lord will slay y  with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the z  appearance of His
Or presence
coming;
9that is, the one whose
Or presence
coming is in accord with the activity of ac  Satan, with all power and
Or attesting miracles
,
ae  signs and false wonders,
10and with
Or every deception
all the deception of wickedness for ag  those who perish, because they did not receive the love of ah  the truth so as to be saved.
11For this reason ai  God
Lit is sending
will send upon them
Lit an activity of error
a al  deluding influence so that they will believe
Or the lie
what is false,
12in order that they all may be
Or condemned
judged who ao  did not believe the truth, but
Or approved
,
aq  took pleasure in wickedness.

13 ar  But we should always give thanks to God for you, as  brethren beloved by the Lord, because at  God has chosen you
One early ms reads first fruits
from the beginning av  for salvation
Lit in
,
ax  through sanctification
Lit of
by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
14It was for this He az  called you through ba  our gospel
Lit to the gaining of
that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15So then, brethren bc  stand firm and bd  hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether be  by word of mouth or bf  by letter
Lit of
from us.

16 bh  Now may our Lord Jesus Christ bi  Himself and God our Father, who has bj  loved us and given us eternal comfort and bk  good hope by grace, 17 bl  comfort and bm  strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
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