Do you not remember that 1while I was still with you, I was telling you thesethings?
And you know2what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
For 3the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only4he who nowrestrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
8Then that lawlessone5will be revealedwhom the Lord will slay6with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the 7appearance of His acoming;
that is, the one whosebcoming is in accord with the activity of 8Satan, with allpower and c9signs and falsewonders,
and with dall the deception of wickedness for 10those who perish, because they did not receive the love of 11the truthso as to be saved.
For thisreason12Godewill send upon them fa 13deludinginfluenceso that they will believegwhat is false,
in order that they all may be hjudged who 14did not believe the truth, but i15tookpleasure in wickedness.
1316But we shouldalwaysgivethanks to God for you, 17brethrenbeloved by the Lord, because18God has chosen you jfrom the beginning19for salvationk20throughsanctificationlby the Spirit and faith in the truth.
It was for this He 21called you through22our gospel, mthat you may gain the glory of our LordJesusChrist.
15Sothen, brethren, 23standfirm and 24hold to the traditionswhich you were taught, whether25by word of mouth or26by letternfrom us.