that is, the one whose [a]coming is in accord with the activity of (A)Satan, with all power and false [b](B)signs and wonders, 10 and with [c]all the deception of wickedness for (C)those who perish, because they did not accept the love of (D)the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason (E)God [d]will send upon them [e]a (F)deluding influence so that they will believe [f]what is false, 12 in order that they all may be [g]judged who (G)did not believe the truth, but [h](H)took pleasure in wickedness.

Stand Firm

13 (I)But we should always give thanks to God for you, (J)brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because (K)God has chosen you [i]from the beginning (L)for salvation [j](M)through sanctification [k]by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 14 It was for this He (N)called you through (O)our gospel, [l]that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers and sisters, (P)stand firm and (Q)hold on to the traditions which you were taught, whether (R)by word of mouth or (S)by letter [m]from us.

16 (T)Now may our Lord Jesus Christ (U)Himself and God our Father, who has (V)loved us and given us eternal comfort and (W)good hope by grace, 17 (X)comfort and (Y)strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Or presence
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 I.e., confirming miracles
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 Or every deception
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Lit is sending
  5. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Lit an activity of error
  6. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Or the lie
  7. 2 Thessalonians 2:12 Or condemned
  8. 2 Thessalonians 2:12 Or approved
  9. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 One early ms first fruits
  10. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit in
  11. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit of
  12. 2 Thessalonians 2:14 Lit to the obtaining of
  13. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit of

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