2 Thessalonians 2:7

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Thessalonians 2:7

For the mysterie of iniquitie doth alreadie worke: onely he who now letteth, will let, vntill he be taken out of the way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains {will do so} until he is taken out of the way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only `there is' one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the secret of evil is even now at work: but there is one who is keeping back the evil till he is taken out of the way.
- Basic English Bible

For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there is] he who restrains now until he be gone,
- Darby Bible

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restraineth will restrain, until he be taken out of the way.
- Webster's Bible

For lawlessness is already at work in secret; but only until the man who is now exercising a restraining influence is removed,
- Weymouth Bible

For the mystery of lawlessness already works. Only there is one who restrains now, until he is taken out of the way.
- World English Bible

For the priuete of wickidnesse worchith now; oneli that he that holdith now, holde, til he be do awei.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the secret of the lawlessness doth already work, only he who is keeping down now [will hinder] -- till he may be out of the way,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:7


2:7 He will surely be revealed; for the mystery - The deep, secret power of iniquity, just opposite to the power of godliness, already worketh. It began with the love of honour, and the desire of power; and is completed in the entire subversion of the gospel of Christ. This mystery of iniquity is not wholly confined to the Romish church, but extends itself to others also. It seems to consist of, Human inventions added to the written word. Mere outside performances put in the room of faith and love. Other mediators besides the man Christ Jesus. The two last branches, together with idolatry and bloodshed, are the direct consequences of the former; namely, the adding to the word of God. Already worketh - In the church. Only he that restraineth - That is, the potentate who successively has Rome in his power. The emperors, heathen or Christian; the kings, Goths or Lombards; the Carolingian or German emperors.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:7


2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity. This revelation of the man of sin. It was a mystery, that is, something yet hidden. Doth already work. Causes are beginning to work which will lead to it. Only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. He that hindereth must first be taken out of the way. There was no room for an arrogant spiritual power in Rome as long as imperial Rome continued to persecute the church. A persecuted church cannot be a haughty church. Two things were needful before the papal power could be developed; viz., the overthrow of paganism, and the removal of the capital of the Empire from Rome. When these things were done, it was free to seize the old Roman scepter.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 2:7

  • Word 76 on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    Truth, when Satan is kicked out of heaven he comes to deceive the whole world as Revelation 12:7,8,9 tells us and he stands in Jerusalem claiming he is God and with the power he has the world will be deceived. Satan returns as a false messiah and he doesn't care about killing you he wants worshippers. Don't go and don't follow Satan. Wait for the true Christ store food for 3 months and pay your bills up when you see the events begin because he is going to have a one world system and you don't want to follow him if you love Jesus. The time was shorten for the elect sake to 5 months as the book of Revelation tells us.
  • Phillip Gallegos - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    Sir, I believe Satan does not want nor does God allow Satan to kill, Satan wants to cause souls to perish with him. Satan makes the mistake of killing the two witnesses which sounds the 7th trump, 7th seal, and 7th bowl of wrath which is the glory of our Christ coming to make war and judge (Rev)
  • Redengue - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    I believe you need to read the book of Job again. Satan has killed people, with the permission of God.
  • Phillip E Gallegos - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

    14And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

    15And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

    16While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

    17While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

    18While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

    19And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    Revelation Chapter 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days.

    (I believe the woman is the church, the bride of Christ and 1,260 days is not a mere few months)

    7 And there WAS WAR IN HEAVEN (past tense) was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

    8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
  • Word 76 on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    God wrote a whole chapter from Ezekiel 13 about the biggest lie that has ever been told to the people and the biggest liar is coming that will stand up in Jerusalem claiming he is God so beware. Now in that chapter its speaking of prophets/ preachers whom out of their own minds dream up Devine thinking leaving out God's Devine thoughts an thinking and they, the preachers that God hates came up with the lie to fly to save your soul but to this day I cannot figure out why people listen to preachers who teach the rapture lie. Always Study the KJV and not the Books that say birds that fly. Oh, get an old Strong's concordance.
  • Gail E Brown on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    2 Thessalonians 2:7, I'm thinking upon the pre-tribulation vs post Tribulation, so I see: v7 who now lets will let, (Father) until he be taken out of the way, (Antichrist).

    The God the Father let's the evil one work iniquity, until the son of perdition will be revealed and he will be taken out of the way.

    Matthew 24:31 and he shall send his Angels with a great sound of a Trumpet and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds.

    I see: the last Trump of God , the 7th Trump is the post Tribulation rapture.

    I can understand that we have been taught the pre-tribulation rapture is what most believe, but does anyone take the time to search this out. I see: God's rath is poured out at the battle of Armageddon and before that God sends the angels at the last Trump to gather us home. Could this be ?
  • Bendik - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    False terms... It is called the time of Jacobs trouble/Daniel 70th week. Guess who it is for?

    Romans 10:25-27 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

    26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

    27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
  • Narelle on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    1Thess 5:9 For God hath not appointed unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Then we have this verse where he who lets etc be taken away. All other verses in scripture on this subject need to be read. During the tribulation some will refuse the mark and be beheaded. Also 144 thousand Jews will be saved 12 thousand from each of the twelve tribes and we are clearly told they are Eunuchs ( never married.) Before we are raptured there will be a falling away first, apostasy of the church and we are seeing that now. This is my view but no one verse is for private interpretation we have to read all verses pertaining to that particular subject. God Bless to all who read his word.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2:7
    Very true, Narelle. We read Scripture often piecemeal, to our shame & continuing in ignorance.


 

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