2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 2 ©

1 Paul warneth the Thessalonians against a groundless surmise that the day of Christ was near at hand; 3 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. 13 He repeateth his good hopes concerning them, 15 exhorting them to stand fast in his doctrine, and praying God to comfort and stablish them in all goodness.


NOW awe beseech you, brethren, bby the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,


cThat ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor dby letter as from us, as that ethe day of Christ is at hand.

d v.15.

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;


Who opposeth and jexalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.


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


And now ye know what 1withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.


For the lmystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now *letteth will *let, until he be taken out of the way.


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:


Even him, whose coming is qafter the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,


rAnd with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in sthem that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.


tAnd for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe ua lie:


vThat they all might be damned who wbelieved not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

w Ro. 2.8.

But xwe are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:


yWhereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Therefore, brethren, zstand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether aby word, or our epistle.

a v.2.

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,


dComfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.