(A)No one is to deceive you in any way! For it will not come unless the [a](B)apostasy comes first, and the (C)man of lawlessness is revealed, the (D)son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above [b](E)every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, (F)displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that (G)while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know (H)what restrains him now, so that he will be revealed in his time. For (I)the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [c](J)He who now restrains will do so until [d]He is [e]removed. Then that lawless one (K)will be revealed, whom the Lord will eliminate (L)with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the (M)appearance of His [f]coming; that is, the one whose [g]coming is in accord with the activity of (N)Satan, with all power and false [h](O)signs and wonders,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Or falling away from the faith
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 Or everyone who is called God
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Or he
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Or he
  5. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Or out of the way
  6. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 Or presence
  7. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Or presence
  8. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 I.e., confirming miracles