1 Now wee beseech you, brethren, by the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ, and by our gathering together vnto him,
2 That yee bee not soone shaken in minde, or bee troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as from vs, as that the day of Christ is at hand,
3 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,
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himselfe aboue all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he as God, sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himselfe that he is God.
5 Remember yee not, that when I was yet with you, I tolde you these things?
6 And now yee know what withholdeth, that hee might bee reuealed in his time.
7 For the mysterie of iniquitie doth alreadie worke: onely he who now letteth, will let, vntill he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that wicked bee reuealed, whome the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightnesse of his comming:
9 Euen him whose comming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signes, and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceiueablenesse of vnrighteousnesse, in them that perish: because they receiued not the loue of the trueth, that they might be saued.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should beleeue a lye:
12 That they all might bee damned who beleeued not the trueth, but had pleasure in vnrighteousnes.
13 But we are bound to giue thanks alway to God for you, brethren, beloued of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to saluation, through sanctification of the spirit, and beleefe of the trueth,
14 Whereunto he called you by our Gospel, to the obteining of the glorie of the Lord Iesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which yee haue beene taught, whether by word or our Epistle.
16 Now our Lorde Iesus Christ himselfe, and God euen our Father, which hath loued vs, and hath giuen vs euerlasting consolation, and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in euery good word and worke.