2 Thessalonians 2:11

11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

2 Thessalonians 2:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
ESV
11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
NLT
11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.
MSG
11 And since they're so obsessed with evil, God rubs their noses in it - gives them what they want.
CSB
11 For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,

2 Thessalonians 2:11 In-Context

9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Romans 1:28
  • 2. Matthew 24:5; S Mark 13:5
  • 3. Romans 1:25
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