2 Thessalonians 2

1 Now brethren, we request of you*, on behalf of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering, together to him, 2 *that* you* might not be quickly shaken from your, your* mind, nor be alarmed, (either through spirit, or through word, or through letter, as if it came through us), as that the day of the Christ is present. 3 Do not let anyone deceive you* in any manner, because that day will not come, if the apostasy does not come first and the man of sin, the son of destruction, should be revealed. 4 The one who lays in opposition to us and promotes himself against everyone being called* a god or worshiped objects; so, that he sits in the temple of God as a god, showing himself -- that he is a god. 5 Do you* not remember that when* I was still with you*, I was speaking to you* about these things? 6 And now you* know what is holding him back, *that* he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For* the mystery of lawlessness is already working; only there is one who is holding it back now, until he should become from the midst of us. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will be consuming with the breath of his mouth and will be doing, away, with him by the appearing of his presence; 9 even he, whose presence is according to the working of the Adversary in every power and in signs and in lying wonders, 10 and in all deception of unrighteousness in those who are perishing, because they did not accept the love* of the truth, *that* they might be saved. 11 And because of this, God will be sending them a working of error, *that* they may believe in the lie; 12 in order that they all might be judged who did not believe the truth, but were delighted in unrighteousness.

13 But we ought to thank God always concerning you* brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God himself selected you* from the beginning to salvation in holiness of the Spirit and in faith of the truth; 14 to which he called you* through our good, news, *for the acquisition of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, consequently*, brethren, stand, firm and hold, fast the traditions which you* were taught, whether through speech or through our letter.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God and Father who loved* us and gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope in his grace, 17 may comfort your, your* hearts and may establish them in all the word and in good work.



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