(A)Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, (B)unless the rebellion comes first, and (C)the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, (D)the son of destruction,[b] who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, (E)proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For (F)the mystery of lawlessness (G)is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then (H)the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus (I)will kill with (J)the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by (K)the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan (L)with all power and false signs and wonders,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Some manuscripts sin
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Greek the son of perdition (a Hebrew idiom)

Godlessness in the Last Days

But understand this, that (A)in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

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19 for (A)there must be factions among you in order (B)that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.

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