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2 Thessalonians 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Man of Lawlessness

Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:1 - Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, regarding the [fn]coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:2 - that you not be quickly shaken from your [fn]composure or be disturbed either by a spirit, or a [fn]message, or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:3 - No one is to deceive you in any way! For it will not come unless the [fn]apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:4 - who opposes and exalts himself above [fn]every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:5 - Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:6 - And you know what restrains him now, so that he will be revealed in his time.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:7 - For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [fn]He who now restrains will do so until [fn]He is [fn]removed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:8 - Then that lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will eliminate with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His [fn]coming;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:9 - that is, the one whose [fn]coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and false [fn]signs and wonders,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:10 - and with [fn]all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not accept the love of the truth so as to be saved.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:11 - For this reason God [fn]will send upon them [fn]a deluding influence so that they will believe [fn]what is false,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:12 - in order that they all may be [fn]judged who did not believe the truth, but [fn]took pleasure in wickedness.

Stand Firm

Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:13 - But we should always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you [fn]from the beginning for salvation [fn]through sanctification [fn]by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:14 - It was for this He called you through our gospel, [fn]that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold on to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter [fn]from us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:16 - Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:17 - comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or presence
Lit mind
Lit word
Or falling away from the faith
Or everyone who is called God
Or he
Or he
Or out of the way
Or presence
Or presence
I.e., confirming miracles
Or every deception
Lit is sending
Lit an activity of error
Or the lie
Or condemned
Or approved
One early ms first fruits
Lit in
Lit of
Lit to the obtaining of
Lit of

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