2 Thessalonians 2Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Now Don’t Be Alarmed: The Day of The Lord Has Not Yet Come
2 Now we ask you, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering-together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your understanding nor alarmed— neither by a spirit[a], nor by a word, nor by a letter as-if through us, how that the day of the Lord is present[b]. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way, because it will not be present unless the apostasy[c] comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed[d]— the son of[e] destruction, 4 the one opposing and exalting himself over[f] everything being called god or an object-of-worship[g], so that he sits-down[h] in the temple[i]of God displaying[j] himself that he is god. 5 Do you not remember that while still being with you I was telling you these things? 6 And you know the thing restraining[k]now, so that he might be revealed in his own time.
For Lawlessness Is Being Restrained Right Now, But The Lawless One Will Come Later
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at-work[l], only there is the one restraining right-now until he comes[m] out of the midst[n]. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of His mouth and do-away-with[o]by the appearance of His coming[p]— 9 whose coming is in accordance with the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of[q] falsehood, 10 and with every deception of[r] unrighteousness for the ones perishing because they did not receive the love of the truth so that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason, God sends them a working of[s] error[t] so that they will believe the falsehood[u], 12 in order that all the ones not having believed in the truth but having taken-pleasure[v]in unrighteousness may be condemned.
But God Chose You To Be The Firstfruits of Salvation. Stand Firm And Hold On To The Truth
13 But[w]we ought to be giving-thanks to God always for you, brothers having been loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the firstfruit[x] for salvation in[y]the holiness of[z]the Spirit and faith[aa]in the truth— 14 to which also He called you through our good-news, for the obtaining[ab]of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, be standing-firm, and be holding-on-to the traditions which you were taught— whether by word [of mouth] or by our letter. 16 And may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, the One having loved us and having given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work and word.
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