2 Thessalonians 2:10
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New International Version
and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

New Living Translation
He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.

English Standard Version
and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

Berean Study Bible
and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them.

Berean Literal Bible
and in every deception of wickedness unto those perishing, in return for which they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.

International Standard Version
and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

NET Bible
and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved.

New Heart English Bible
and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in all the error of evil which is in the perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth in which they would have Life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will use everything that God disapproves of to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.

King James 2000 Bible
And with all deception of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

American King James Version
And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

American Standard Version
and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Darby Bible Translation
and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish, because they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved.

English Revised Version
and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that are perishing; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.

World English Bible
and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn't receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Young's Literal Translation
and in all deceitfulness of the unrighteousness in those perishing, because the love of the truth they did not receive for their being saved,
Study Bible
The Man of Lawlessness
9The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder, 10and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. 11For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie,…
Cross References
Proverbs 4:6
"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:12
in order that judgment will come upon all who have disbelieved the truth and delighted in wickedness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning to be saved by the sanctification of the Spirit and by faith in the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

deceivableness.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly…

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

2 Corinthians 11:13,15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried …

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through …

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any …

in them.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; …

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, …

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, …

they received.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise …

Proverbs 2:1-6 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you…

Proverbs 4:5,6 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from …

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 8:45-47 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not…

Romans 2:7,8 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin…

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

James 1:16-18 Do not err, my beloved brothers…

that they.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but …

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that …

Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that …

1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, …

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

(10) And with all deceivableness.--"Deceivableness" does not mean "readiness to be deceived," but, according to old English usage, has an active meaning; the words include and expand the list just given "in all sham power and signs and wonders, and, in fact, in every iniquitous fraud."

In them that perish.--Rather, for them. These are not the persons who exercise the fraud, but the objects of it. The word depends not only on "deceivableness," but on the whole sentence:" his coming (for them) is," &c. St. Paul adds the words as a consolation to "them that are saved": it will not be possible to seduce the elect (Mark 13:22). "They that perish" (1Corinthians 1:18; 2Corinthians 2:15; 2Corinthians 4:3; comp. also Acts 2:47) is a phrase which contains no reference whatever to the doctrine of predestination, but merely describes the class; the men who let themselves be thus duped are, as a plain matter of fact, in course of perishing.

Because.--Here does come in the question of God's decree. The phrase rendered "because" means "in requital of the fact that," which at once implies that their being duped by Antichrist's coming is a judicial visitation. (See next verse.) "They did not receive," i.e., it was offered them, and they refused it; not, as Calvinism would teach, because it was not given them. The grace of love of the truth is offered us along with every new presentment of truth; if we are too indolent to examine whether it be truth, we are rejecting the love of the truth. This is a worse thing than not accepting the truth itself: if they had only aspired to know what was the truth they would have been saved, even if, in fact, they had been in error.

Verse 10. - And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness; or rather, with all deceit of unrighteousness (R.V.); either with all deceit leading to unrighteousness or with all deceit which is unrighteousness. The man of sin works by deceit and falsehood; and by means of imposture and wonders and high pretensions he will succeed in imposing on the world. The energetic power of the man of sin is, however, by no means irresistible; only they who perish will succumb to it. In them. In the best manuscripts the preposition "in" is wanting; therefore the words are to be translated for them or to them. That perish (comp. 2 Corinthians 2:15); because they received not the love of the truth. Not only did they not receive the truth when it was offered them, but, what was worse, they were destitute even of a love of the truth. By the truth here is meant, not Christ himself, as some expositors think, but primarily the Christian truth, and secondarily the truth generally. There was in them a want of susceptibility for the truth, and thus not only were they prevented embracing the gospel, but they were led astray by numerous errors and delusions. That they might be saved. The result which naturally would arise from the reception of the truth. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness,.... Not that he deceives, or goes about to deceive, or thinks to deceive by open unrighteousness; but by unrighteousness, under a pretence of righteousness and holiness; as with the doctrines of justification and salvation by a man's own righteousness, with the doctrines of merit and of works of supererogation, which are taking to men, and by which they are deceived, and are no other than unrighteousness with God, and betray ignorance of his righteousness, and a non-submission to it; as also with practices which carry a show of holiness, religion, and devotion, when they are no other than acts of impiety, superstition, and will worship; as their litanies and prayers, their worship of images, angels, and saints departed, their frequent fasts and festivals, their pilgrimages, penance, and various acts of mortification and the like: but then these deceptions only have place

in them that perish; whom the god of this world has blinded, from whom the Gospel is hid, and to whom it is foolishness: all men indeed are in a lost perishing condition, through original and actual sin; but all shall not perish, there are some that God will not have perish, whom Christ is given for that they should not perish, and whom he has redeemed by his blood, and to whom he gives eternal life; but there are others that are vessels of wrath afore ordained to condemnation, reprobate men left to themselves, and given up to their hearts' lusts; and these, and only these, are finally and totally deceived, by the signs and lying wonders, and false appearances of antichrist; see Matthew 24:24

because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved; by the "truth" is meant either Christ the truth of types, the sum of promises, in whom the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are, and by whom grace and truth came; or the Gospel, often called truth, and the word of truth, it coming from the God of truth, has for its subject Christ the truth, is dictated and directed into by the spirit of truth, and contains nothing but truth: and by "the love" of it is meant, either the loveliness of it, for truth is an amiable, lovely thing, in its nature and use; or an affection for it, which there is, where true faith in it is, for faith works by love: there may be a flashy affection for the truths of the Gospel, where there is no true faith in Christ, or the root of the matter is not, as in the stony ground hearers; and there may be an historical faith in the doctrines of the Gospel, where the power of them is denied, and there is no true hearty love for them; and in these persons there is neither faith nor love; the truths of the Gospel are neither believed by them, nor are they affected with them, that so, they might be saved; for where there is true faith in the Gospel of Christ, and in Christ the substance of it, there is salvation; the reason therefore of these men's perishing is not the decree of God, nor even want of the means of grace, the revelation of the Gospel, but their rejection and contempt of it. 10. deceivableness—rather as Greek, "deceit of (to promote) unrighteousness" (2Th 2:12).

in—The oldest manuscripts and versions omit "in." Translate, "unto them that are perishing" (2Co 2:15, 16; 4:3): the victims of him whose very name describes his perishing nature, "the son of perdition"; in contrast to you whom (2Th 2:13) "God hath from the beginning chosen to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth."

because—literally, "in requital for"; in just retribution for their having no love for the truth which was within their reach (on account of its putting a check on their bad passions), and for their having "pleasure in unrighteousness" (2Th 2:12; Ro 1:18); they are lost because they loved not, but rejected, the truth which would have saved them.

received not—Greek, "welcomed not"; admitted it not cordially.

love of the truth—not merely love of truth, but love of THE truth (and of, Jesus who is the Truth, in opposition to Satan's "lie," 2Th 2:9, 11; Joh 8:42-44), can save (Eph 4:21). We are required not merely to assent to, but to love the truth (Ps 119:97). The Jews rejected Him who came in His divine Father's name; they will receive Antichrist coming in his own name (Joh 5:43). Their pleasant sin shall prove their terrible scourge.2:5-12 Something hindered or withheld the man of sin. It is supposed to be the power of the Roman empire, which the apostle did not mention more plainly at that time. Corruption of doctrine and worship came in by degrees, and the usurping of power was gradual; thus the mystery of iniquity prevailed. Superstition and idolatry were advanced by pretended devotion, and bigotry and persecution were promoted by pretended zeal for God and his glory. This mystery of iniquity was even then begun; while the apostles were yet living, persons pretended zeal for Christ, but really opposed him. The fall or ruin of the antichristian state is declared. The pure word of God, with the Spirit of God, will discover this mystery of iniquity, and in due time it shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ's coming. Signs and wonders, visions and miracles, are pretended; but they are false signs to support false doctrines; and lying wonders, or only pretended miracles, to cheat the people; and the diabolical deceits with which the antichristian state has been supported, are notorious. The persons are described, who are his willing subjects. Their sin is this; They did not love the truth, and therefore did not believe it; and they were pleased with false notions. God leaves them to themselves, then sin will follow of course, and spiritual judgments here, and eternal punishments hereafter. These prophecies have, in a great measure, come to pass, and confirm the truth of the Scriptures. This passage exactly agrees with the system of popery, as it prevails in the Romish church, and under the Romish popes. But though the son of perdition has been revealed, though he has opposed and exalted himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; and has spoken and acted as if he were a god upon earth, and has proclaimed his insolent pride, and supported his delusions, by lying miracles and all kinds of frauds; still the Lord has not yet fully destroyed him with the brightness of his coming; that and other prophecies remain to be fulfilled before the end shall come.
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