2 Thessalonians 2:11
New International Version
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

New Living Translation
So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.

English Standard Version
Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,

Berean Study Bible
For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie,

Berean Literal Bible
And because of this, God will send to them a working of delusion, for them to believe what is false,

New American Standard Bible
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

King James Bible
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Christian Standard Bible
For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe the lie,

Contemporary English Version
So God will make sure they are fooled into believing a lie.

Good News Translation
And so God sends the power of error to work in them so that they believe what is false.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,

International Standard Version
For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.

NET Bible
Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false.

New Heart English Bible
And because of this, God sends them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, God sent them the activity of delusion that they would believe lies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's why God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe a lie.

New American Standard 1977
And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, for this cause, God shall send the operation of error in them, that they should believe the lie;

King James 2000 Bible
And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

American King James Version
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

American Standard Version
And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

Darby Bible Translation
And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false,

English Revised Version
And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:

Webster's Bible Translation
And for this cause God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Weymouth New Testament
And for this reason God sends them a misleading influence that they may believe the lie;

World English Bible
Because of this, God sends them a working of error, that they should believe a lie;

Young's Literal Translation
and because of this shall God send to them a working of delusion, for their believing the lie,
Study Bible
The Man of Lawlessness
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, 12in order that judgment will come upon all who have disbelieved the truth and delighted in wickedness.…
Cross References
1 Kings 22:22
And he replied, 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' 'You will surely entice him and prevail,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes. His deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"

Jeremiah 4:10
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD, how completely You have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,' when a sword is at our throats."

Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not arise from deceit or ulterior motives or trickery.

2 Timothy 4:4
So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Treasury of Scripture

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

for.

Psalm 81:11,12
But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me…

Psalm 109:17
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Isaiah 29:9-14
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink…

God.

1 Kings 22:18-22
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? …

2 Chronicles 18:18-22
Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left…

See on

Isaiah 6:9,10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…

Ezekiel 14:9
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

that.

Isaiah 44:20
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Isaiah 66:4
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Jeremiah 27:10
For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.







Lexicon
For this reason,
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

will send
πέμπει (pempei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3992: To send, transmit, permit to go, put forth.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

a powerful
ἐνέργειαν (energeian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1753: Working, action, productive work, activity; in the NT, confined to superhuman activity. From energes; efficiency.

delusion
πλάνης (planēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4106: Feminine of planos; objectively, fraudulence; subjectively, a straying from orthodoxy or piety.

so that
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

they
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will believe
πιστεῦσαι (pisteusai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

[the] lie,
ψεύδει (pseudei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5579: A lie, falsehood, untruth; false religion. From pseudomai; a falsehood.
(11) And for this cause--i.e., because they did not care whether things were true or not. This verse is not a mere repetition of 2Thessalonians 2:9-10. There we were told of external dangers which would attend Antichrist's coming for them that perish: because they had not cared for truth, therefore the presence of the Man of Sin, which could not even imperil the truth-lovers, would for them be full of special marvels and frauds by which they might be misled. Here is set forth the effect upon their own selves of refusing to accept God's gift of love of truth: God takes from them (by His natural law) their power of discerning the true from the false, and thus (as it were) actually deceives them. Every wilful sin does this double mischief: it strengthens the power of the temptation without; it weakens the power to resist within. For an illustration, see 2Chronicles 18:7; 2Chronicles 18:22 : Ahab cares only for the pleasant, not the true, and the Lord requites him by sending forth a lying spirit to entice him.

Shall send.--The Greek has sendeth: so "is" in 2Thessalonians 2:9 : St. Paul sees it all going on before his eyes. "A strong delusion" should be "an effectual inward working of error"--no longer a mere indifference to truth, but a real influence of error upon their hearts. This inward work of error is sent "with a view to their believing the lie" (the Greek has the definite article)--the lie (that is) which Antichrist would have them believe. A terrible combination when God and Satan are agreed to deceive a man! Yet what an encouragement to see God using Satan for His own purposes.

Verse 11. - For this cause; on account of their being destitute of a love of the truth. God shall send them; or rather, God sends them; the present being chosen because the apostasy had already commenced, the mystery of lawlessness was already working. Strong delusion; or, a working of error (R.V.). These words are not to be weakened, as if they meant merely that in righteous judgment God permitted strong delusion to be sent them; the words are not a mere assertion of judicial permission, but of actual retribution. It is the ordinance of God that the wicked by their wicked actions fall into greater wickedness, and that thus sin is punished by sin; and what is an ordinance of God is appointed by God himself. That they should believe a lie; or rather, the lie, namely the falsehood which the man of sin disseminates by his deceit of unrighteousness. Being destitute of the love of the truth, they are necessarily led to believe a lie - their minds are open to all manner of falsehood and delusion. 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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