2 Thessalonians 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, we have this request to make of you about our Lord Jesus Christ's coming and our gathering to meet him. 1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers,
2 Don't get upset right away or alarmed when someone claims that we said through some spirit, conversation, or letter that the day of the Lord has already 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 Don't let anyone deceive you about this in any way. [That day cannot come unless] a revolt takes place first, and the man of sin, the man of destruction, is revealed. 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 opposes every so-called god or anything that is worshiped and places himself above them, sitting in God's temple and claiming to be 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 Don't you remember that I told you about these things when I was still with you? 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
6 You know what it is that now holds him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes. 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
7 The mystery of this sin is already at work. But it cannot work effectively until the person now holding it back gets 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 Then the man of sin will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will destroy him by what he says. When the Lord Jesus comes, his appearance will put an end to this man. 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 The man of sin will come with the power of Satan. He will use every kind of power, including miraculous and wonderful signs. But they will be lies. 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 He will use everything that God disapproves of to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them. 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 That's why God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe a lie. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
12 Then everyone who did not believe the truth, but was delighted with what God disapproves of, will be condemned. 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
13 We always have to thank God for you, brothers and sisters. You are loved by the Lord and we thank God that in the beginning he chose you to be saved through a life of spiritual devotion and faith in 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 With this in mind he called you by the Good News which we told you so that you would obtain 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 Then, brothers and sisters, firmly hold on to the traditions we taught you either when we spoke to you or in our letter. 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 God our Father loved us and by his kindness gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope. Together with our Lord Jesus Christ, 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 may he encourage and strengthen you to do and say everything that is good. 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.