1 Now we beseech you, brethren, a the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, a be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by b as from us, as that the c of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: a that day shall not come, except there come a b first, and that c of d be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who a 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.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know a that he might be b in his time.
7 a the b of c doth already work: only d who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that a be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his b:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all a and b 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 a who b 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 a you to salvation through b of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our a, 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 a us, and hath given us everlasting b and good hope through c,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.