2 Thessalonians 2:6

“And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now yee know what withholdeth, that hee might bee reuealed in his time.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 2:6

  • John madden for verse 6
    There could be a sense of govenment but in all truth this means the holyspirt will lift the restraining power that withholds evil to a certin degree right now but when he lifts the restraint evil will be unimaginable.the antichrist will have all the power he needs to decieve and control the apostates.

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