To establish the contextual framework of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7, the following literal translation of verses 3-10 is set forth.
Vs. 3 Let not anyone deceive you, in no way, because unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
Vs. 4 the one who opposes and exalts himself over everything called God, or the object of worship, so as he sits in the temple of God as God, showing himself that he is God.
Vs. 5 Do you not remember, that yet being with you, I told you these things?
Vs. 6 And now the thing restraining you know, in order that he might be revealed in his time.
Vs. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness now works. Only he who restrains now, until he comes into existence out from the midst.
Vs. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and make ineffective with the brightness of His coming,
Vs. 9 of whom, the coming is according to the working of Satan in all power, signs and wonders of a lie,
Vs. 10 and in all deceit of unrighteousness in those being lost, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order that they might be saved.
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