(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.

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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

18 Children, (A)it is the last hour; and just as you heard that (B)antichrist is coming, (C)even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

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