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2 Thessalonians 2

1 Now brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together to Him, we ask you
2 not to be quickly disturbed in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the Day of Christ has come.
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is unveiled, the son of perdition,
4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is honored, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, declaring of himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?
6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be unveiled in his own time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He is now restraining, until it is raised from out of the midst.
8 And then the lawless one will be unveiled, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we owe thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth,
14 to which He called you through our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand firm and hold on to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and good hope by grace,
17 encourage your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
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