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
    Paul is seriously explaining. verse 3 falling away a great apostacy people leave their religions join together to worship instead of CHRIST antichrist in a one world religion thinking it's the true CHRIST . Let no man talk you into that or you will be one of the deceived who say they are not a widow and when true CHRIST returns and the man of sin is revealed the son of death Satan. Big trouble.
  • Norm
    1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
  • Norm
    Matthew Chapter 24

    37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

    39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
  • Norm
    Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
  • Norm
    Psalms 145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. Ecclesiasticus 10:19 They that fear the Lord are a sure seed, and they that love him an honourable plant: they that regard not the law are a dishonourable seed they that transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed. Ecclesiasticus 34:16 For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling. Ecclesiasticus 51:2 For thou art my defender and helper, and has preserved my body from destruction, and from the snare of the slanderous tongue, and from the lips that forge lies, and has been mine helper against mine adversaries: Colossians 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
  • Word
    Norm you point being that when CHRIST returns He returns with a Rod of iron and with scripture we know that fire mixed with hail stones will be falling. So with that being said we know don't chase after the first false messiah that comes saying he is God and sitting in Jerusalem saying he is going to fly people away who will follow him.

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