2 Thessalonians 2 ©
Paul warneth the Thessalonians against a groundless surmise that the day of Christ was near at hand; shewing that it would be preceded by a great apostasy, and that the man of sin would be first revealed, and by his wicked impostures draw many into perdition. He repeateth his good hopes concerning them, exhorting them to stand fast in his doctrine, and praying God to comfort and stablish them in all goodness.
fLet no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come ga falling away first, and that hman of sin be revealed, the ison of perdition;
And now ye know what 1withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
And then shall that mWicked be revealed, nwhom the Lord shall consume owith the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with pthe brightness of his coming:
bNow our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us ceverlasting consolation and good hope through grace,