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The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

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2Thessalonians 2

1Now we request of you*, brothers [and sisters], in regard to the Arrival [or, Coming] of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together to Him, 2for you* not to be quickly shaken in mind nor to be disturbed, neither by spirit nor by word nor by letters as [written] by us, as [if] that Day of Christ has arrived. 3Let no one deceive you* by any means, because [that Day will not come] unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction [or, the one destined to be lost], 4the one being in opposition [or, being hostile] and puffing himself up with pride over every[thing] being called god or [every] object of worship, with the result that he sits down in the sanctuary of God as God, displaying himself that he is God. 5You* do remember that, being yet with you*, I said these things to you*, do you* not?

6And now, you* know the [thing] restraining, for him to be revealed in his own time. 7For the secret  [or, mystery] of lawlessness is already supernaturally working, only the one [or, the One] now restraining [will continue to do so] until he [or, He] comes [or, appears] out of [the] midst. 8And then the lawless [one] will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath [or, spirit] of His mouth and will destroy by the appearance of His Arrival [or, Coming], 9of whom is his [i.e., the lawless one’s] arrival according to [the] supernatural working of Satan, in all power and signs and wonders of deceit [fig., counterfeit miracles], 10and in all deception of the unrighteousness among the ones perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth for them to be saved. 11And for this reason God will send to them a supernatural working of deception, for them to believe the lie, 12so that they shall be judged, all the ones not having believed the truth, but the ones having delighted in unrighteousness.

13But we ought to be giving thanks to God always concerning you*, brothers [and sisters], having been loved by [the] Lord, that God chose you* from [the] beginning for salvation, by sanctification of [the] Spirit and faith [in] the truth, 14to which He called you* through our Gospel [or, Good News] to [the] obtaining of [the] glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15So, consequently, brothers [and sisters], be standing firm and be holding [or, keeping] the handed down teachings which you* were taught, whether by word or by our letter. 16Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, the One having loved us and having given eternal comfort and good hope [or, confident expectation] by grace, 17comfort your* hearts [i.e., entire inner selves, including the intellect, volition, and emotions, and in 3:5]  and establish you* in every good word and work.

Scripture taken from the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible: Third Edition.
Copyright 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla of Darkness to Light ministry (www.zeolla.org/christian).
Previously copyrighted 1999, 2001, 2005 by Gary F. Zeolla.

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