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2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

NLT 1 Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. NIV 1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, NLT 2 Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. NIV 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. NLT 3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction. NIV 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. NLT 4 He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. NIV 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. NLT 5 Don’t you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you? NIV 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? NLT 6 And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes. NIV 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. NLT 7 For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. NIV 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. NLT 8 Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming. NIV 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. NLT 9 This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. NIV 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, NLT 10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. NIV 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. NLT 11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. NIV 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie NLT 12 Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth. NIV 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.