2 Thessalonians

King James Version (KJV)

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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

  • Irene123
    V.3 - except there be a falling away first, that the man of sin might be revealed. 2 Thess. 2:7 - these 2 scriptures 'witness' each other, just in different wording, but the same meaning. The 'falling away' is the same as - 'until he (church) be taken out of the way'.
  • Word
    Those who don't understand Gods plan and are not sealed in understanding what will happen will follow the first false messiah and will be his worshippers and ignorance is the mark of the beast. They won't have to give it out to anyone because the mark is in their minds. Those that didn't care to see the simplicity in which Christ taught the truth are they and all of the world that didn't care.
  • A disciple
    "But we are bound to give thanks alway 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:" In this chapter we can clearly see another confirmation of our purpose in Christ for being here, and enduring faithful to the end. It is for keeping the testimony of Jesus, so God can judge.
  • Irene123
    I must have asked a personal question of someone ..... ? Or said such about myself?
  • A disciple
    Irene, I'd like to very carefully suggest something for you to think about. While it may seem innocent to some of us who are older, and have lived in a very different time then is now in the world; for that reason; that it IS VERY DIFFERENT; we should not speak of ourselves or others' personal information. It is important to keep things safely neutral, as we don't know who is monitoring us here.
  • Irene123
    To Disciple - thank- you for YOUR kind words;

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