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2 Thessalonians 2 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now as to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and our meeting with him, it is our desire, my brothers, 1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers,
2 That you may not be moved in mind or troubled by a spirit, or by a word, or by a letter as from us, with the suggestion that the day of the Lord is even now come; 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 Give no belief to false words: because there will first be a falling away from the faith, and the revelation of the man of sin, the son of destruction, 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 Who puts himself against all authority, lifting himself up over all which is named God or is given worship; so that he takes his seat in the Temple of God, putting himself forward 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 Have you no memory of what I said when I was with you, giving you word of these things? 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
6 And now it is clear to you what is keeping back his revelation till the time comes for him to be seen. 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
7 For the secret of evil is even now at work: but there is one who is keeping back the evil till he is 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 will come the revelation of that evil one, whom the Lord Jesus will put to death with the breath of his mouth, and give to destruction by the revelation 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 the one whose coming is marked by the working of Satan, with all power and signs and false 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 every deceit of wrongdoing among those whose fate is destruction; because they were quite without that love of the true faith by which they might have salvation. 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 will give them up to the power of deceit and they will put their faith in what is false: 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
12 So that they all may be judged, who had no faith in what is true, but took pleasure in evil. 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
13 But it is right for us to give praise to God at all times for you, brothers, loved by the Lord, because it was the purpose of God from the first that you might have salvation, being made holy by the Spirit and by faith in what is true: 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 And in this purpose he gave you a part through the good news of which we were the preachers, even that you might have part in 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, brothers, be strong in purpose, and keep the teaching which has been given to you by word or by letter from us. 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 had love for us and has given 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 Give you comfort and strength in every good work and word. 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.