2 Thessalonians

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2 Thessalonians 2:7

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the mysterie of iniquitie doth alreadie worke: onely he who now letteth, will let, vntill he be taken out of the way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains {will do so} until he is taken out of the way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only `there is' one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the secret of evil is even now at work: but there is one who is keeping back the evil till he is taken out of the way.
- Basic English Bible

For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there is] he who restrains now until he be gone,
- Darby Bible

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restraineth will restrain, until he be taken out of the way.
- Webster's Bible

For lawlessness is already at work in secret; but only until the man who is now exercising a restraining influence is removed,
- Weymouth Bible

For the mystery of lawlessness already works. Only there is one who restrains now, until he is taken out of the way.
- World English Bible

For the priuete of wickidnesse worchith now; oneli that he that holdith now, holde, til he be do awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the secret of the lawlessness doth already work, only he who is keeping down now [will hinder] -- till he may be out of the way,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:7


2:7 He will surely be revealed; for the mystery - The deep, secret power of iniquity, just opposite to the power of godliness, already worketh. It began with the love of honour, and the desire of power; and is completed in the entire subversion of the gospel of Christ. This mystery of iniquity is not wholly confined to the Romish church, but extends itself to others also. It seems to consist of, Human inventions added to the written word. Mere outside performances put in the room of faith and love. Other mediators besides the man Christ Jesus. The two last branches, together with idolatry and bloodshed, are the direct consequences of the former; namely, the adding to the word of God. Already worketh - In the church. Only he that restraineth - That is, the potentate who successively has Rome in his power. The emperors, heathen or Christian; the kings, Goths or Lombards; the Carolingian or German emperors.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:7


2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity. This revelation of the man of sin. It was a mystery, that is, something yet hidden. Doth already work. Causes are beginning to work which will lead to it. Only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. He that hindereth must first be taken out of the way. There was no room for an arrogant spiritual power in Rome as long as imperial Rome continued to persecute the church. A persecuted church cannot be a haughty church. Two things were needful before the papal power could be developed; viz., the overthrow of paganism, and the removal of the capital of the Empire from Rome. When these things were done, it was free to seize the old Roman scepter.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 2

  • Word
    Bruce read Ezekiel 13 and know God hates those that teach it. He warned us of this generation of preachers and not to listen to them. Clouds is crowd and air is breath of life or just a spiritual body but it doesn't mean you lift off into the stratosphere. The subject matter in 1 Thess4 where are the dead. forget that letter because Paul wants you to know exactly how we gather back an so read.
  • Bruce
    word,Mat:1Corinthians15:52-last trump the dead shall rise--- 1Thessalonians 4:16---trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18:Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Caught up:RAPTURED! Lefted behind Revelations 20:15
  • Word
    Matt Satan is bringing a false peace that to the ignorant of the scriptures they will really think Christ has returned and when he performs supernatural tricks they will worship him. Why not he shows up in Jerusalem claiming he is God and looks like the Lamb with 2 horns of power but he speaks like the dragon and why? Because he the religious dragon Satan himself is deceiving the whole world.
  • Matt
    @ Word, Amen! Lucifer, aka Satan, the serpent, tree of Knowledge, Assyrian, King of Tyre, the devil, IS the antichrist. Isaiah ch. 14; Ezek. ch. 28; Ezek. ch. 31; 2nd Thess. ch. 2. He will deceive all who do not have the seal of God. Those who believe in the ''fly away doctrine'' will be deceived by Satan. Out of 7 churches in Rev. Christ told all to repent but 2: Smyrna and Philadelphia. Study.
  • Word
    Bruce problem is God hates those who teach the rapture salvation written in Ezekiel 13. Plus the fact Satan comes as antichrist while we are all in the flesh and then at the 7th trump we are all changed. Satan comes acting the role of Christ and the world will bow down to him because a supernatural being can perform supernatural tricks and he says he's God. Instead of Christ deceiving the world.
  • Bruce
    Lucas: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1Thessalonians 4:17-18--. What comfort,taking up! Fly away,Raptured! word:Little children understand meet the Lord in the air, is up:Fly away.

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