Modern Literal Version
[2 Thessalonians 2]

     2:1 Now brethren, we request of you*, on behalf of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering-together to him, 2:2*that* you* might not be quickly shaken from your* mind, nor be alarmed, (either through spirit, or through word, or through letter, as if it came through us), as that the day of the Christ is present. 2:3 Do not let anyone deceive you* in any manner, becausethat day will not come, if the apostasy does not come first and the man of sin, the son of destruction, should be revealed. 2:4 The one who lays in opposition to us and promotes himself against everyone being called* a god or worshiped object; so-as to sit in the temple of God as a god, showing himselfС that he is a god. 2:5 Do you* not remember that while still being with you*, I was speaking to you*about these things? 2:6 And now you* know what is holding him back,*that* he may be revealed in his own time. 2:7 For* the mystery of lawlessness is already working; only there is one who is holding it back now, until he should become from the midst of us. 2:8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will be consuming with the breath of his mouth and will be doing-away-with him by the appearing of his presence; 2:9even he, whose presence is according to the working of the Adversary in every power and in signs and in lying wonders, 2:10 and in all deception of unrighteousness in those who are perishing, because they did not accept the love* of the truth, *that* they might be saved. 2:11 And because of this, God will be sending them a working of error, *that* they may believe in the lie; 2:12 in order that they all might be judged who did not believe the truth, but were delighted in unrighteousness.

     2:13 But we ought to give-thanks to God always concerning you* brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God selected you* for himself from the beginning to salvation in holiness of the Spirit and in faith of the truth; 2:14 to which he called you* through our good-news, *for the acquisition of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2:15 Therefore, consequently*, brethren, stand-firm* and hold-fast*the traditions which you* were taught, whether through speech or through our letter.

     2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God and Father who loved* us and gave useverlasting encouragement and good hope in his grace, 2:17 may comfort your* hearts and may establish you* in all the word and in good work.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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