The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

Chapter 2

Apostasy is to precede the Second Coming—The gospel prepares men for eternal glory.

 Now we beseech you, brethren, aby the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, aor be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by bletter as from us, as that the cday of Christ is at hand.

 Let no man deceive you by any means: afor that day shall not come, except there come a bfalling away first, and that cman of dsin be revealed, the son of perdition;

 Who aopposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

 And now ye know awhat withholdeth that he might be brevealed in his time.

 aFor the bmystery of ciniquity doth already work: only dhe who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

 And then shall that aWicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his bcoming:

 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all apower and bsigns and lying wonders,

 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

 12 That they all might be adamned who bbelieved not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning achosen you to salvation through bsanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

 14 Whereunto he called you by our agospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath aloved us, and hath given us everlasting bconsolation and good hope through cgrace,

 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.