Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee
Or "be joined with thee", be "partner with thee" F6, as antichrist affects to be; who may well be called "the throne of iniquity", since the dragon, the old serpent, and Satan, gave him his power, seat, or throne, and great authority: his coming is after the working of Satan, with all deceivableness of unrighteousness; he sits and enacts, practices and countenances, all manner of iniquity; he sits in the temple of God, showing himself as if he was God; he claims all power in heaven and in earth; takes upon him to dispense with the laws of God and men, and makes new laws, and binds the consciences of men with them; presumes to forgive sin, which none but God can do; and to open the gates of heaven to whom he pleases; see ( Revelation 13:2 ) ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 2 Thessalonians 2:9 2 Thessalonians 2:10 ) , but can these things be allowed of shall not such pride and arrogance, and horrible iniquity be punished with the utmost severity? doubtless it will:
which frameth mischief by a law?
does all manner of mischief to men, without control, as if he had a law for doing it; or makes a law that all men shall worship him, or receive his mark in their right hand, or forehead; or else shall not buy or sell, yea, be killed; see ( Revelation 13:15-17 ) , or "against law" F7; against the laws of God and man; for antichrist is (o anomouv) , "the lawless one", spoken of in ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ) .
F6 (Krbxyh) "an sociabitur tibi?" Cocceius, Gejerus; "num consociabitur?" Michaelis.
F7 (qx yle) "praeter statutum", Piscator, Cocceius; "contra statutum", Gejerus; "contra legem tuam", Arab.