Ephraim’s Sins Rebuked by God

12 “Ephraim (A)feeds on the wind,
And pursues the east wind;
He daily increases lies and [a]desolation.
(B)Also they make a [b]covenant with the Assyrians,
And (C)oil is carried to Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:1 ruin
  2. Hosea 12:1 Or treaty

The Great Apostasy

Now, brethren, (A)concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (B)and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, (C)not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come (D)unless the falling away comes first, and (E)the man of [b]sin is revealed, (F)the son of perdition, who opposes and (G)exalts himself (H)above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For (I)the [d]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [e]He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, (J)whom the Lord will consume (K)with the breath of His mouth and destroy (L)with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is (M)according to the working of Satan, with all power, (N)signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among (O)those who perish, because they did not receive (P)the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And (Q)for this reason God will send them strong delusion, (R)that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but (S)had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 NU the Lord
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 NU lawlessness
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NU omits as God
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 hidden truth
  5. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Or he

The Work of the Holy Spirit

“But now I (A)go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, (B)sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but (C)if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has (D)come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (E)of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 (F)of righteousness, (G)because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 (H)of judgment, because (I)the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, (J)but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, (K)the Spirit of truth, has come, (L)He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 (M)He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 (N)All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He [a]will take of Mine and declare it to you.

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Footnotes

  1. John 16:15 NU, M takes of Mine and will declare