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

  • A disciple
    As in every place in Scripture where the Spirit speaks about the coming Day of the LORD; it is first priority for preparing the Saints to be well informed and secured in their faith, against the things necessary to bring about the completion of the age. We shouldn't be scandalized away from Jesus by the taking away of all restraint of the wicked by God, but to understand why these things must be.
  • Lu2677
    2 Thessalonians 2:8-17 V.10 "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;because they received not the love of the truth;that they might be saved. "(Those that do not receive the love of the truth, will not be saved,will perish (in the lake of fire). 11"God shall send them strong delusion," 14"called you by our gospel." No love,no truth,no salvation,not qualified=no help.
  • Steve morrow
    2 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 ***** 2:11 AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE *****
  • Steve morrow
    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 JEREMIAH 13:10 THIS EVIL PEOPLE WHICH REFUSE TO HEAR MY WORDS WHICH WALK IN THE IMAGINATION OF THEIR HEART AND WALK AFTER OTHER GODS TO SERVE THEM AND TO WORSHIP THEM SHALL EVEN BE AS THIS GIRDLE WHICH IS GOOD FOR NOTHING
  • Steve morrow
    2 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 --- 2:12 --- THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Steve morrow
    2THESSALONIANS 2:13 BUT WE ARE BOUND TO GIVE THANKS ALWAYS TO GOD FOR YOU BRETHREN BELOVED OF THE LORD BECAUSE GOD HATH FROM THE BEGINNING CHOSEN YOU TO SALVATION THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT AND BELIEF OF THE TRUTH JOHN17:17SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH JUDE1:18HOW THAT THEY TOLD YOU THERE SHOULD BE MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME WHO SHOULD WALK AFTER THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS

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