2 Thessalonians Chapter 2

New Testament / Second Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 2

1-4 Now we exhort you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him, that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by a letter from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day will not come, unless there comes a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

5-12 Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? And now you know what is restraining, that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. The wicked one will then be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth and destroy with the brightness of his coming. Even he, whose coming is after Satan's working with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those that will perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all might be damned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

13-15 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which he called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions you have been taught, whether by word or our epistle.

16-17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

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