2 Thessalonians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Thessalonians 2:6

“And now yee know what withholdeth, that hee might bee reuealed in his time.”

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Other Translations

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
- King James Version

And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now it is clear to you what is keeping back his revelation till the time comes for him to be seen.
- Basic English Bible

And now ye know that which restrains, that he should be revealed in his own time.
- Darby Bible

And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
- Webster's Bible

And now you know what restrains him, in order that his true character may be revealed at his appointed time.
- Weymouth Bible

Now you know what is restraining him, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
- World English Bible

And now what withholdith, ye witen, that he be schewid in his tyme.
- Wycliffe Bible

and now, what is keeping down ye have known, for his being revealed in his own time,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:6


2:6 And now ye know - By what I told you when I was with you. That which restraineth - The power of the Roman emperors. When this is taken away, the wicked one will be revealed. In his time - His appointed season, and not before.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:6


2Th 2:6 Now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. They knew because Paul had told them when with them. We have not that advantage, but I believe that he told them that this development could not take place until pagan imperial Rome fell. We know that it did "withhold", or prevent it.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 2

  • Nnaemeka Charles
    This verse can only be understood by revelation, this is because that very portion is a mystery. The mystery of iniquity there is referring us what happened in the garden of Eden that it's only by revelation that someone can understand it is sex that took place there. So God is still revealing to his people through aposttle Paul that the mystery to iniquity doeth already happened.
  • **BLOCKED**
    This is a really good chapter
  • Steve morrow
    THESSALONIANS 2:10 and with all deceiveableness of unrighteousness in them that perish because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved ROMANS 1:18 for the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against --- all ungodliness and unrighteousness --- of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 2:16 now our LORD JESUS CHRIST himself and GOD even our FATHER which hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace TITUS 2:11 for the grace of GOD that --- BRINGETH SALVATION --- hath appeared to all men --2:12-- TEACHING US --- that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    This false Christ speaks of the coming antichrist (but is exposed as one of many antichrists.) It is written, Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and THIS IS that spirit of antichrist, WHEREOF ye have heard that it SHOULD come; and even NOW ALREADY is it in the world.
  • Paul
    The body of Christ will leave before the anti -christ is revealed. Verses 5-8 show that he can't be here at the same time as the body of Christ, we keep him from being revealed. We will be caught up "pre-trib" and after the anti-christ is revealed begins the time of Jacob's trouble, Jeremiah 30:7.

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