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

  • Ray321
    4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. God had chosen all of us to saved, but some will reject and some will fall.
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 2:8 AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING *** EPHESIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • Word
    Read subject, first verse because the whole chapter is explaining exactly what will take place at the very end.It is saying that before the Lord comes that the son of perdition/ Satan will come and the whole world will chase after him an many Christians will be deceived right along with them, falling away so if they tell you Christ is here or there don't go because it's not Him.Put it all together
  • Ray321
    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 This verse is talking about the tribulation that the antichrist will reveal himself. It will be easier to fall from sin in the 7 year tribulation then the Grace of age we live right now.
  • 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.

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