2 Thessalonians 2:7
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

New Living Translation
For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way.

English Standard Version
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
For the mystery of lawlessness is working already; there is only the one at present restraining it, until he might be gone out of the midst.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,

International Standard Version
For the secret of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the person now holding it back gets out of the way.

NET Bible
For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mystery of evil has even now begun to work within, only if that which now controls will be taken from the midst;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mystery of this sin is already at work. But it cannot work effectively until the person now holding it back gets out of the way.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the mystery of iniquity is already working, except that he who dominates now will dominate until he is taken out of the way.

King James 2000 Bible
For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now restrains will do so, until he be taken out of the way.

American King James Version
For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way.

American Standard Version
For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way.

Darby Bible Translation
For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there is] he who restrains now until he be gone,

English Revised Version
For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restraineth will restrain, until he be taken out of the way.

Weymouth New Testament
For lawlessness is already at work in secret; but only until the man who is now exercising a restraining influence is removed,

World English Bible
For the mystery of lawlessness already works. Only there is one who restrains now, until he is taken out of the way.

Young's Literal Translation
for the secret of the lawlessness doth already work, only he who is keeping down now will hinder -- till he may be out of the way,
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
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. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and abolish by the majesty of His arrival.…
Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:6
And you know what is now restraining him, so that he will be revealed at the proper time.

Revelation 17:5
On her forehead a mysterious name was written: Babylon the Great, the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth.

Revelation 17:7
"Why are you astonished?" said the angel. "I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
Treasury of Scripture

For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way.

the mystery.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

Revelation 17:5,7 And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, …

doth.

Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter …

Colossians 2:18-23 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and …

2 Timothy 2:17,18 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus…

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that …

1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in …

he who.

2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time.

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