Javascript Menu by

II Thessalonians 2

1 We ask1 you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to him, 2 that you be not swiftly shaken in mind nor be frightened, neither through spirit nor through word nor through letter as from us, as that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any manner, for [that day shall not come] unless the apostasy first come and the man of sin2 be revealed, the son of destruction, 4 the [one] opposing and raising himself above all being called God, or object of worship, so that he sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Don't you remember that while being with you I was saying these [things] to you? 7 And now you know the restraint, to the end that he be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only the restraint [will] now [continue] until it be taken out of the midst. 8 And then the lawless [one] will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the spirit of his mouth, and will abolish the appearance of his coming, 9 whose coming is according to the working of satan with all ability and power and false wonders, 10 and in all deception of unjustness to those perishing, because they did not receive the agape-love of truth to the end that they be saved. 11 And because of this God sends to them the working of deception to the end that they believe in the false, 12 in order that all those not having believed in the truth, but having taken pleasure in the unjust, be judged. 13 But we ought to be thanking God always concerning you, brothers agape-beloved by [the] Lord, because God has chosen you [to be] first-fruits for salvation by [the] holyfication of [the] spirit and [the] belief of [the] truth, 14 for which he called you through our goodnews, for the obtaining of [the] glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brothers, stand [fast], and be holding to the traditions which you were taught, whether through word or through letter. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our father, the [one] having agape-loved you and having given eternal encouragement and good hope in grace, 17 encourage your heart and establish [it] in every good work and word.

1EROTAO (ερωταω) "Ask", but more polite, not demanding/begging as is AITEO. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

2"sin": KD vg, "lawlessness": ℵB