New Living Translation
So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.
King James Bible
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Darby Bible Translation
And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false,
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:11 Therefore God shall send them - That is, judicially permit to come upon them, strong delusion.
LibrarySixteenth Day. Holiness and Truth.
Make them holy in the Truth: Thy word is Truth.'--John xvii. 17. 'God chose you unto salvation in sanctification and belief of the Truth.'--2 Thess. ii. 12. The chief means of sanctification that God uses is His word. And yet how much there is of reading and studying, of teaching and preaching the word, that has almost no effect in making men holy. It is not the word that sanctifies; it is God Himself who alone can sanctify. Nor is it simply through the word that God does it, but through …
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Colossians iii. 17
Approbation and Blessing.
The Edict of Banishment, 1729-1736.
1 Kings 22:22
"'How will you do this?' the LORD asked. "And the spirit replied, 'I will go out and inspire all of Ahab's prophets to speak lies.' "'You will succeed,' said the LORD. 'Go ahead and do it.'
The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes. He trusts something that can't help him at all. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, "Is this idol that I'm holding in my hand a lie?"
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, the people have been deceived by what you said, for you promised peace for Jerusalem. But the sword is held at their throats!"
Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.
1 Thessalonians 2:3
So you can see we were not preaching with any deceit or impure motives or trickery.
2 Timothy 4:4
They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
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