2_Thessalonians Chapter 2 - New American Standard Bible
1. NOW we request you, brethren, with regard to the  coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,
3. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the  apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
4. who opposes and exalts himself above  every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
5. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?
6. And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
7. 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.
8. Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His  coming;
10. and with  all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
13. But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you  from the beginning for salvation  through sanctification  by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
14. It was for this He called you through our gospel,  that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15. So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter  from us.
16. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
17. comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.[read chapter]