2 Thessalonians 2 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers,
2 to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand; 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.
3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for [it will not be,] except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, 3 Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.
4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only [there is] one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
9 [even he], whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
11 And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
14 whereunto he called you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.