(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, 10 and with [i]all the deception of wickedness for (P)those who perish, because they did not accept the love of (Q)the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason (R)God [j]will send upon them [k]a (S)deluding influence so that they will believe [l]what is false, 12 in order that they all may be [m]judged who (T)did not believe the truth, but [n](U)took pleasure in wickedness.

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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
  9. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 Or every deception
  10. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Lit is sending
  11. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Lit an activity of error
  12. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Or the lie
  13. 2 Thessalonians 2:12 Or condemned
  14. 2 Thessalonians 2:12 Or approved