2 Thessalonians

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2 Thessalonians 2:3

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let no man deceiue you by any meanes, for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sinne bee reuealed, the sonne of perdition,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let no one in any way deceive you, for {it will not come} unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

let no man beguile you in any wise: for `it will not be,' except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give no belief to false words: because there will first be a falling away from the faith, and the revelation of the man of sin, the son of destruction,
- Basic English Bible

Let not any one deceive you in any manner, because [it will not be] unless the apostasy have first come, and the man of sin have been revealed, the son of perdition;
- Darby Bible

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;
- Webster's Bible

Let no one in any way deceive you, for that day cannot come without the coming of the apostasy first, and the appearing of the man of sin, the son of perdition, who sets himself against,
- Weymouth Bible

Let no one deceive you in any way. For it will not be, unless the departure comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction,
- World English Bible

No man disseyue you in ony manere. For but dissencioun come first, and the man of synne be schewid, the sonne of perdicioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

let not any one deceive you in any manner, because -- if the falling away may not come first, and the man of sin be revealed -- the son of the destruction,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:3


2:3 Unless the falling away - From the pure faith of the gospel, come first. This began even in the apostolic age. But the man of sin, the son of perdition - Eminently so called, is not come yet. However, in many respects, the Pope has an indisputable claim to those titles. He is, in an emphatical sense, the man of sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled, the son of perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers, destroyed innumerable souls, and will himself perish everlastingly. He it is that opposeth himself to the emperor, once his rightful sovereign; and that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped - Commanding angels, and putting kings under his feet, both of whom are called gods in scripture; claiming the highest power, the highest honour; suffering himself, not once only, to be styled God or vice - god. Indeed no less is implied in his ordinary title, Most Holy Lord, or, Most Holy Father. So that he sitteth - Enthroned. In the temple of God - Mentioned #Rev 11:1|. Declaring himself that he is God - Claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:3


2Th 2:3 Except there come a falling away first. An apostasy must precede the Coming. That is, there shall be a general falling away from the purity of the faith. No apostasy of magnitude occurred in the history of the church for centuries, which could answer to Paul's description, but the gradual declension, corruption, and departure from the ancient faith, which was fully developed a few hundred years later, has always been spoken of by Protestant church historians as "The Apostasy". There is no good reason for doubting that it is to the apostle refers. And that man of sin be revealed. He shall be revealed then in connection with the apostasy. The son of perdition. This expression occurs once elsewhere, and is there applied to Judas, an apostate (Joh 17:12). Here it evidently has a similar application. Some power, once Christian, falls away and becomes opposed to Christ.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 2

  • Mark
    Falling away means the lukewarm attitude we have in worshiping. In the main we as Christians do not walk with God like we use to. We have allowed the things of this world to complicate life to the point that we do not worship as in times past. We have allowed ourselves to put other things in front of serving God.
  • Bro William
    But now there are many anti-christs. "The mystery of iniquity doth already work". And no wonder, Satan himself appears as an angel of revelation. And transforms his workers of deceit into ministers of righteous know-it-alls.
  • Ken
    The falling away precedes the translation. The falling away is the time prior to the revelation of the anti-Christ, as referenced above. The end of the church age. The falling away includes both unbelievers and believers. The unbelievers are "condemned already". Believers are eternally secure even though many get caught up in apostasy.
  • Word
    As I said those that think they are a widow no longer and that their husband has came home either to rapture them out or for what ever reason Satan wants them to believe as he twist the scriptures to win them over as he plays false messiah will lose but the fact is nobody's going nowhere until we are all changed into spiritual bodies and the bride will be tested along with The saints. ALL that's U
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Any born again saint who truly has any accurate knowledge of Gods Holy Word knows that its IMPOSSIBLE for thE antichrist to show up in this day and time because the HOLY SPIRIT TONGUES a.k.a. THE RESTRAINER is still fully present and he cannot show up until the TRUE BRIDE is FULLY RESTORED AMEN ! When the time comes the GATHERING will arrive . This is Truly Rightly Divided Accuracy. Shalom !
  • Word
    Ken apostacy happens when the false messiah, antichrist who looks exactly like the Lamb of God but is Satan who comes to deceive the whole world, speaks like the dragon because he twist scriptures as he did tempting Christ on the desert. Antichrist is coming with power man has never seen before and churches will be falling away chasing after him as he will look so religious. Super preacher coming.

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