2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (New American Standard)

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Man of Lawlessness

1 Now we request you, 1brethren, with regard to the a2coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our 3gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your bcomposure or be disturbed either by a 4spirit or a c5message or a 6letter as if from us, to the effect that 7the day of the Lord 8has come. 3 9Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the d10apostasy comes first, and the 11man of lawlessness is revealed, the 12son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above e13every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, 14displaying himself as being God. 5 Do you not remember that 15while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6 And you know 16what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7 For 17the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only 18he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8 Then that lawless one 19will be revealed whom the Lord will slay 20with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the 21appearance of His fcoming;
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