2 Thessalonians 2:7
Good News Translation
The Mysterious Wickedness is already at work, but what is going to happen will not happen until the one who holds it back is taken out of the way.

Contemporary English Version
His mysterious power is already at work, but someone is holding him back. And the wicked one won't appear until this someone is 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.

New American Bible
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. But the one who restrains is to do so only for the present, until he is removed from the scene.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way.

the mystery.

1 Timothy 3:16 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.

Revelation 17:5,7 And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications and the abominations of the earth. . . .

doth.

Acts 20:29 I know that after my departure ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Colossians 2:18-23 Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh: . . .

2 Timothy 2:17,18 And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus: . . .

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour.

1 John 4:3 And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and he is now already in the world.

he who.

2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.

Context
The Man of Lawlessness
6And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him…
Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:6
And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.

Revelation 17:5
And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications and the abominations of the earth.

Revelation 17:7
And the angel said to me: Why dost thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman and of the beast which carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

Additional Translations
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,
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