2 Thessalonians 2:6
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New International Version
And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.

New Living Translation
And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes.

English Standard Version
And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.

Berean Study Bible
And you know what is now restraining him, so that he will be revealed at the proper time.

Berean Literal Bible
And now you know that which is restraining for his being revealed in his time.

New American Standard Bible
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.

King James Bible
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And you know what currently restrains him, so that he will be revealed in his time.

International Standard Version
You know what it is that is now holding him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes.

NET Bible
And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now you know what controls, that he may be revealed in his time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know what it is that now holds him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes.

New American Standard 1977
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye know what impedes this now, that he might be revealed in his time.

King James 2000 Bible
And now you know what restrains that he might be revealed in his time.

American King James Version
And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time.

American Standard Version
And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.

Darby Bible Translation
And now ye know that which restrains, that he should be revealed in his own time.

English Revised Version
And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

Weymouth New Testament
And now you know what restrains him, in order that his true character may be revealed at his appointed time.

World English Bible
Now you know what is restraining him, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, what is keeping down ye have known, for his being revealed in his own time,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Man of Lawlessness
5Do you not remember that I told you these things while I was still with you? 6And you know what is now restraining him, so that he will be revealed at the proper time. 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one who now restrains it will continue until he is taken out of the way.…
Cross References
Romans 1:18
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one who now restrains it will continue until he is taken out of the way.
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And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time.

withholdeth. or, holdeth.

2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets …

revealed.

2 Thessalonians 2:3,8 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, …

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