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 for 2 Thessalonians 2:3

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,
- 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 for 2 Thessalonians 2:3

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 2:3

  • Andy G van den Berg on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    On 2 THESS. 2:3

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and not for any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). If it records in Rev. 12:9 that this whole world has been deceived, it did not speak of a particular country, group of people, person or religion, it meant the whole world.

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom (2 Cor. 11:13-15) this whole world has been deceived and what mankind must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    The word 'Repent' in different forms (repent, repentance, repented, repentest, repenteth, repenting), is mentioned 110 times in the KJV, and there seems to be a great misconception what the true 'spiritual' meaning of the word is. The word 'repent' used in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word "metanoeo", and means to change, transform, to think differently or reconsider.

    Only through Repentance will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1) and reveal to you how this whole world has been deceived (Rev. 12:9) and overcome this world (1 John 5:4).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It should be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
  • Andy G van den Berg on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    To FRED SCANLAN

    Reviewing all your vain 'Rhetoric' (Matthew 15:9), it is obvious that your mind has been corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 1:3; 4:1; Hebr. 13:9; 2 Peter 3:17; Jude 4).

    Please study who the 'Holy Ghost' is and what it means to sin against the 'Holy Ghost' (Mark 3:29; Luke 12:10).

    Matthew 9:12. They (the believers) that be whole need not a physician (Christ), but they that are sick (sinners). Trust us; the large majority of people on this website are 'not well'.

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Andy G van den Berg on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    To FRED SCANLAN

    Because you are separated from God and spiritually blinded you are not able to understand most of the content on our website (1 Cor. 2:14; John 8:43-45).

    You are correct, mankind is lost. The Word of God teaches us so in Revelation 12:9 and the Word is God. are you going to argue with God over things you are not able to understand? The content of our website just explains how and by whom you have been deceived and what you must do to be reunited with the true and living God and how you are able to come to know the true Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Rev. 12:9).

    Since you know not what manner of spirit you are of (Luke 9:55), our message remains the same: Ye must repent and invite you to study what it means. If you are able to understand what it means to 'Repent' you will also be able to understand the Word of God and the content of our website. Right now it is all just a storybook, while in truth it is 'spiritually' discerned (1 Cor. 2:14).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Earl Irvine on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    The anti christ is mentioned twice in these. first 7 verses , perhaps he is revealed as a very charismatic person who draws multitudes to him , then in verse 7 he will be exposed as the anti- Christ. ,, does this make any sense?
  • Joe Bell - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    The end-time Anti-christ lives in the beasts camp (Russia), and will be confirmed as the end-time Anti-christ at the day of the Lord, 6th trumpet, when Babylon (America) falls. 1/3rd of mankind perishes that day, 2.5+ billion people.
  • Antichrist Study - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    You would enjoy this book by Arthur E Bloomfield: How To Recognize The Antichrist. He's deceased now, but he's quite the student of prophesy.

    There is information in the Book of Daniel, ch 11-12 you can read. 2 Thessalonians has description. Zechariah 14. The little horn in Daniel 8, is the Antichrist.

    Information is all over the Bible. I suggest reading all of the references in the Center of each Page. It's lengthy study, takes much time to do it; but the is a much wider perception and explanation of what you're studying.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    When the antichrist comes he will sit in the temple of God saying that he is God. Seems to me that he will be very well known.
  • John madden on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Read your bible not books about the bible .he says the day of thelord which means christs second comeing will not come until the falling away and the antichrist is revealed.apostasy first then .antichrist comes thier associated.then chrst comes .read it its a simple statement
  • Free American on 2 Thessalonians 2:3
    To the contrary John, it make perfect sense. If opostasy is the falling away that must come first, that opostacy has pretty much already happened if it's the church that falls away. What church actually preaches scripture-based theology anymore? To the contrary which is NOT preaching redistributive "social justice" of humanism, and its revolutionary progressive collectivism?-of which NO aspect of can be argued for without first establishing an argument against the very existence of God as well as the absolutism of His Eternal Truths? Even the Pope himself has become a champion of its cause... How many trusting souls have they turned away from the spiritual guidence of scripture, toward the earthly works redemption of humanism's collective salvation? None of which according to scripture, can be "saved" by doing so...
  • Our gathering unto Him cannot occur until we have gathered unto Him? This makes no sense ,obviously it means the last job of the church is to identify the man of sin. Then we can be taken up, Get ready do what Jesus said!


 

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