1Now we beseechyou,brethren,by the coming of ourLordJesusChrist,and by our gathering togetheruntohim,a2Thatyebenotsoonshakeninmind,or be troubled , neitherbyspirit, norbyword, norbyletterasfromus,asthat the day of Christ is at hand .
3Letnomandeceiveyoubyanymeans:for that day shall not come, except there come a falling awayfirst,and that man of sin be revealed , the son of perdition;4Whoopposethandexalteth himself aboveall that is calledGod,or that is worshipped;so that heasGodsittethin the temple of God,shewinghimselfthat he isGod.5
Remember yenot,that, when I wasyetwithyou, I toldyou these things?6Andnow ye know what withholdethbthathe might be revealedinhistime.7For the mystery of iniquitydothalreadywork : only he who nowletteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.8Andthenshall that Wicked be revealed , whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of hismouth,and shall destroy with the brightness of hiscoming:9
Even him, whosecomingisafter the working of Satanwithallpowerandsignsandlyingwonders,10Andwithalldeceivableness of unrighteousnessin them that perish ; becausetheyreceivednot the love of the truth,thatthey might be saved .
11And for thiscauseGod shall sendthemstrongdelusion,thatthey should believe a lie:12That they all might be damnedwhobelievednot the truth,but had pleasureinunrighteousness.13Butwe are bound to give thanksalway to Godforyou,brethrenbelovedof the Lord,becauseGodhathfrom the beginningchosenyoutosalvationthroughsanctification of the Spiritandbelief of the truth:14Whereuntohecalledyoubyourgospel,to the obtaining of the glory of ourLordJesusChrist.15Therefore , brethren, stand fast , andhold the traditionswhich ye have been taught , whetherbyword,orourepistle.16NowourLordJesusChristhimself,andGod,evenourFather,which hath lovedus,and hath given us everlastingconsolationandgoodhopethroughgrace,17Comfortyourhearts,andstablishyouineverygoodwordandwork.