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Chapter 2


Update:  2024.06.20


2 Thes. 2:1 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) we inquire (erōtōmen) of you (humas), brothers (adelphoi), over (huper) [the sake, AE] of the (tēs) presence (parousias) of the (tou) lord (kuriou) of us (hēmōn), Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou), and (kai) into (eis) the (to) gathering together (episunagōgēs) of us (hēmōn) over (ep’) [the sake, AE] of him (auton),


2 Thes. 2:2 (LIT/UBS4) you (humas) are not to be quickly shaken (mē tacheōs saleuthēnai) away from (apo) the (tou) mind (noos) [of you, AE], but nor (mēde) to be troubled (throeisthai);


and not (mēte) [to be troubled, RE] through (dia) [a] spirit (pneumatos), and not (mēte) through (dia) [a] word (logou), and not (mēte) through (dia) [an] epistle (epistolēs) as (hōs) through (dia) us (hēmōn), as (hōs) that (hoti) the (hē) day (hēmera) of the (tou) lord (kuriou) has stood (enestēken) [already, AE]!


2 Thes. 2:3 (LIT/UBS4) May not (mē) anyone (tis) fake you out (exapatēsē humas), down (kata) not one (mēdena) way (tropon);


because (hoti) [the day of the lord shall not stand, v2, RE] if not perhaps (ean) first (prōton) the (hē) departure (apostasia) may come (elthē), and (kai) the (ho) mortal (anthrōpos) of the (tēs) lawlessness (anomias) may be revealed (apokaluphthē), the (ho) son (huios) of the (tēs) lost one (apōleias);


(See 1 Cor. 15:35-58; 2 Thes. 2:3-12)


2 Thes. 2:4 (LIT/UBS4) the (ho) [mortal, v3, ER] causing himself to lie opposed (antikeimenos), and (kai) exalting himself (huperairomenos) over (epi) all (panta) being said (legomenon) [to be] of God (theon), or (ē) [a] thing reverenced (sebasma);


and so (hōste) for him (auton) to sit down (kathisai) into (eis) the (ton) holy place (naon) of the (tou) God (theou), appointing (apodeiknunta) himself (heauton), that (hoti) he is (estin) [a/the] god (theos)!


(See Mat. 24:23-26; 2 Thes. 2:1-4)


2 Thes. 2:5 (LIT/UBS4) Do you absolutely not remember (ou mnēmoneuete) that (hoti), I yet being (eti ōn) [[a] brother, v1, ER] toward (pros) you (humas), I was saying (elegon) these things (tauta) to you (humin)!?


2 Thes. 2:6 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) now (nun) you have seen (oidate) the (to) [mortal, v3, ER] being held down (katechon) into (eis) the (to) time (kairō) of him (auton) to be revealed (apokaluphthēnai), in (en) the (tō) [time, AE] of himself (heautou).


2 Thes. 2:7 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the (to) mystery (mustērion) of the (tēs) lawlessness (anomias) is energizing itself (energeitai) already (ēdē);


only (monon) the (ho) [lord Jesus, v8, RE] is holding [him, v6, RE] down (katechōn) at this time (arti), until (heōs) he may cause himself to come to pass (genētai) out (ek) of [the] midst (mesou).


2 Thes. 2:8 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) then (tote) the (ho) lawless (anomos) [mortal, v3, ER] shall be revealed (apokalupsthēsetai), whom (hon) the (ho) lord (kurios) Jesus (Iēsous), the (tō) Spirit (pneumati) of the (tou) mouth (stomatos) of him (autou), shall annihilate (anelei).


And (kai) he shall idle down2673 (katargēsei) the (tē) epiphany (epiphaneia) of the (tēs) presence (parousias) of him (autou);


2 Thes. 2:9 (LIT/UBS4) of whose (hou) presence (parousia) is (estin) down according to (kat') the (hē) energy (energeian) of the (tou) Satan (Satana), [the energy, RE] in (en) every (pasē) inherent power (dunamei), and (kai) signs (sēmeiois), and (kai) wonders (terasin) of falsehood (pseudous);


2 Thes. 2:10 (LIT/UBS4) and (kai) [the energy, v9, RE] in (en) every (pasē) deception (apatē) of unrighteousness (adikias) of the (tois) [brothers, v1, ER] being destroyed (apollumenois);


[of the [brothers, v1, ER], RE] [being] opposite473 (anth') of the (tēn) love (agapēn) of the (tēs) Truth (alētheias), of which (hōn) they absolutely did not cause themselves to receive (ouk edexanto) into (eis) them (autous) to be made whole (sōthēnai)!


2 Thes. 2:11 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) through (dia) [the sake, AE] of this (touto) the (ho) God (theos) sends (pempei) to them (autois) [the] energy (energeian) of [a] wanderer (planēs), into (eis) the (to) [belief, AE] of them (autous) to believe (pisteusai) the (tō) falsehood (pseudei);


2 Thes. 2:12 (LIT/UBS4) in order that (hina) all (pantes) the (hoi) [brothers, v1, ER] may be judged (krithōsin) not (mē) having believed (pisteusantes) the (tē) Truth (alētheia), BUT (alla), they having well-approved (eudokēsantes) for the (tē) unrighteousness (adikia)!


(For the devil, the *god of this cosmos, coming to steal, kill, and destroy the assembly (ekklēsia), the one body of Christ, and all mortalkind, to cause them to wander away from the one true God and his Word, see Mat. 6:13, 13:19; Mark 1:13a, 4:15, 13:5-6; Luke 13:16, 21:8, 22:3, 31; John 8:44, 10:10a, 13:27; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:5, 31b; 2 Cor. 2:11, *4:4, 11:13-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 4:11-14, 6:11-16; 1 Thes. 2:17-18; 2 Thes. 2:7-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2, 5:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:13; 1 John 3:11-13, 4:1-6, 5:19; 2 John 1:7; Rev. 2:9, 12-15, 20, 12:7-17; 13:14, 18:21-23, 19:20, 20:3-10)


2 Thes. 2:13 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) we (hēmeis) owe (opheilomen) to always give thanks well (pantote eucharistein) to the (tō) God (theō) about (peri) you (humōn), brothers (adelphoi) having been loved (ēgapēmenoi) under (hupo) [authority, AE] of [the] lord (kuriou);


that (hoti) the (ho) God (theos) caused himself to seize (heilato) you (humas), [a] beginning offering (aparchēn), into (eis) wholeness (sōtērian) in (en) belief (pistei) of Truth (alētheias), and (kai) [into, AE] holiness (hagiasmō) of Spirit (pneuma);


2 Thes. 2:14 (LIT/UBS4) into (eis) which (ho) he called you aloud (ekalesen humas) also (kai) through (dia) the (tou) Evangelism (euangeliou) of us (hēmōn), into (eis) [a] periphery (peripoiēsin) of [the] glory (doxēs) of the (tou) lord (kuriou) of us (hēmōn), Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou).


(For mortals who have been made righteous through their belief in Jesus' name, as being beginning offerings to God from Jesus Christ, see Rom. 11:13-18, 16:5; *1 Cor. 15:20-23, 16:15-16; 2 Thes. 2:13-14; James 1:17-19; Rev. 14:4)


2 Thes. 2:15 (LIT/UBS4) So (ara) therefore (oun), brothers (adelphoi), stand (stēkete), and (kai) powerfully hold (krateite) the (tas) traditions (paradoseis) which (has) you were taught (edidachthēte), whether (eite) through (dia) word (logou), [or, AE] whether (eite) through (di’) [an] epistle (epistolēs) of us (hēmōn).


2 Thes. 2:16 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) lord (kurios) of us (hēmōn) himself (autos), Jesus (Iēsous) Christ (Christos), and (kai) the (ho) God (theos) the (ho) Father (patēr) of us (hēmōn), the (ho) [Father, RE] having loved (agapēsas) us (hēmas), and (kai) having given (dous) [us, AE] [an] ageless (aiōnian) consolation (paraklēsin), and (kai) good (agathēn) hope (elpida) in (en) grace (chariti),


2 Thes. 2:17 (LIT/UBS4) may he console (parakalesai) the (tas) hearts (kardias) of you (humōn), and (kai) may he stabilize (stērixai) [you, RE] in (en) every (panti) good (agathō) work (ergō) and (kai) Word (logō).