2 Thessalonians 2 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of 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 That you be not easily moved from your sense nor be terrified, neither by spirit nor by word nor by epistle. as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were 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 deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt 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 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were 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 you 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 you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. 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 iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, 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 that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him 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 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in 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 in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive 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 (2:10) Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
12 (2-11) That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity. 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
13 (2-12) But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit and faith 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 (2-13) Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing 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 (2-14) Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle. 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 (2-15) Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in 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 (2-16) Exhort your hearts and confirm you in every good work and word. 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.