0 SAB 2 Thessalonians 2
Don't be fooled - Jesus isn't coming soon

1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Don't be fooled by those who claim to have received a letter from us saying that Jesus has already returned. [1]

3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Don't let anyone deceive you.

That day won't come until many stop believing,

and a man of sin, the son of perdition, is revealed,

4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

who will exalt himself above God,

and will be worshiped as God in the temple.

5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

Don't you remember that I told you these things? [2]

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Now you know that he'll be revealed in his time.

His iniquity is already at work,

but someone is holding him back.

And he won't be revealed until

that person is taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

When the wicked one appears,

the Lord will kill him by breathing on him.

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

He will come after the all-powerful Satan appears [3]

with all his signs and wonders.

God will send then strong delusion
(so they believe a lie and be damned)

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

God will send them strong delusion,

that they believe a lie,

12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

so that they all will be damned. [4]

13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

But we thank God for you,

because God chose you for salvation from the beginning. [5]

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He called you to believe our gospel,

and thereby obtain the glory of Jesus.

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

So hold on to the traditions that you've been taught,

by word, or from our letter.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.


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