Now we beseech [ask] you, brethren, by [concerning] the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by [concerning] our gathering together unto him,
That you be no soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. [had come].
Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come,] except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth 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 what withholdeth [is restraining] that he might be revealed in his time. [the Holy Spirit]
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let,] until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked [lawless one] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit [breath] of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
[Even him,] whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness [unrighteous deception] of unrighteousness in [among] them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a [the] lie: