The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Thessalonians 2:1–12

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Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we beseech you,

Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

But we ask you, brothers, concerning the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering to him,

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not to be quickly shaken from your mind, nor be disturbed, neither by spirit nor by word nor by letter, as if from us, [as though] the day of Christ has come.

to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand;

that you not be readily disturbed or terrified in your minds, by any spirit, or word, or epistle, supposedly sent from us, claiming that the day of the Lord is close by.

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Let no one deceive you by any means; for [that day will not come] unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is unveiled, the son of perdition,

let no man beguile you in any wise: for [it will not be,] except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,

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who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or [every] object of worship, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God.

who is an adversary to, and who is lifted up above, all that is called God or that is worshipped, so much so that he sits in the temple of God, presenting himself as if he were God.

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Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?

Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

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And now you know that which is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.

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For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains [will continue ]until one arises from out of [the] midst.

For the mystery of iniquity is already at work. And only one now holds back, and will continue to hold back, until he is taken from our midst.

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And then the lawless one will be unveiled, whom YHWH will consume with the breath of His mouth, and will destroy by the brightness of His coming,

And then that iniquitous one shall be revealed, the one whom the Lord Jesus shall bring to ruin with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy at the brightness of his return

Then shall the Wicked be exposed, that one whom our LORD Jesus shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the revelation of his coming

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whose coming is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

[even he], whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

him whose advent is accompanied by the works of Satan, with every kind of power and signs and false miracles,

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10  and in all deception of unrighteousness among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

10  and with every seduction of iniquity, toward those who are perishing because they have not accepted the love of truth, so that they may be saved. For this reason, God will send to them works of deception, so that they may believe in lies,

10  And with all deceitfulness of unrighteousness in those who perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved thereby.

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11  And because of this, God will send them strong delusion, in order for them to believe the lie,

11  And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie

11  in order that all those who have not believed in the truth, but who have consented to iniquity, may be judged.

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12  so that they all might be damned who did not believe the truth, but delighted in unrighteousness.

12  that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

12  Yet we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers, beloved of God, because God has chosen you as first-fruits for salvation, by the sanctification of the Spirit and by faith in the truth.