2 Thessalonians Chapter 2

(Tap footnote to read it.  Old Testament quotations are underlined.  "Love" with a caret ("^love") is agapé.1"agapé" The Greek words ἀγάπη (agapé, noun), and ἀγαπάω (agapaó; verb) are typically translated "love".  However, unlike our English word "love" – which primarily speaks of affection and feelings – agapé centers on choice and behavior.  It’s the "love" based on will, choice, behavior, and action; not feelings.  (Feelings-based love is the Greek word φιλέω (phileó), which properly means "brotherly love/affection".)  Thus, you could hate someone passionately and still treat him with "agapé".  Agapé "love" is best understood as the pursuit of what is most beneficial to someone or something, regardless of the cost to yourself or the type of response received from the person or thing.  It can also indicate a preference for someone or something over other things. )

The Day of the Lord
  1. Now brothers, we implore you concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus the Anointed and our assembling together to Him,
  2. for you not to be quickly shaken nor to be troubled in your mind, not even by a spirit, nor by a word, nor by a letter (as if from us), as saying that the day of the Lord is already *here.
  3. No one should deceive you in any way, because it won’t come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness – the son of destruction – is revealed,
  4. the man opposing and exalting himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so as for him to sit down in the temple of God, falsely demonstrating that he himself is God.
  5. Don’t you remember that while still being with you, I was saying these things to you?
  6. And now you *know the thing restraining him, for he is to be revealed in his proper time.
  7. For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only the man restraining it presently hinders it until he might be taken from the midst.
  8. And then the lawless man will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and will bring to nothing by His appearance at His coming,
  9. The lawless man who’s coming in the work of Satan in all power, and signs, and false wonders,
  10. and in every unrighteous deceit for the men perishing because they didn’t welcome the ^love of the truth in order for them to be saved.
  11. And because of this, God sends an effective delusion on them, for them to believe the lie,
  12. so that all the men who didn’t believe the truth but delighted in unrighteousness might be judged.
Stand Firm
  1.  But we’re obligated to thank God always concerning you brothers, *^loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation by becoming holy through the Spirit and by faith in the truth,
  2. into which He also called you through our gospel, for obtainment of the glory of our Lord Jesus the Anointed.
  3. So then brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions which you were taught, whether through word or through letter from us.
  4. And our Lord Jesus the Anointed Himself, and God our Father – the One who ^loved us and gave us the comforting encouragement of ages and good hope by grace –
  5. may He encourage your hearts and may He strengthen you in every work and good word.


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