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

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    2 thess 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 eph 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of GOD LUKE 19:27 BUT THOSE MINE ENEMIES WHICH WOULD NOT THAT I SHOULD REIGN OVER THEM BRING HITHER AND SLAY THEM BEFORE ME
  • Irene123
    I care very much for souls on here. I'm trying not to sound condescending, patronizing, but some will take it that way. People on here are 'used' to others attacking them. So unless it's strictly scripture, offense is taken. The belief in 'solitary' belief in worship, not being with others in a church - is unbiblical, Heb. 10:25. The epistles were written to churches, not 'loners'. cont.
  • Irene123
    Only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way; the 'he' in the 2nd part is the he in the 1st part. The 'he' who now letteth - the word letteth means - to hinder. We - the church - are hindering the anti-Christ from coming on the scene at this time of Grace so that as many souls as possible can be saved - by our WITNESSING.
  • Word
    falling away.Christians that love the Lord and sat in churches listening to preachers all their lives will join the one world system church when Satan gets here. Then when the true Christ shows up they will be ashamed. The false religious leader antichrist saying he is God preaches he will fly you away. Impregnated with false doctrine they will say they are a widow no longer our husband is home.
  • 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.

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