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2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

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2:9 The arrival of the lawless one 1  will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles 2  and signs and false wonders, 2:10 and with every kind of evil deception directed against 3  those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth 4  so as to be saved. 2:11 Consequently 5  God sends on them a deluding influence 6  so that they will believe what is false. 2:12 And so 7  all of them who have not believed the truth but have delighted in evil will be condemned. 8 

1 tn Grk “whose coming,” referring to the lawless one. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek construction, a new sentence was started here in the translation.

2 tn Grk “every miracle.”

3 tn Grk “deception for/toward.”

4 tn Grk “they did not accept the love of the truth.”

5 tn Grk “and for this reason.”

6 tn Grk “a working of error.”

7 tn Grk “that.” A new sentence was started here in the translation for stylistic reasons.

8 tn Grk “be judged,” but in this context the term clearly refers to a judgment of condemnation (BDAG 568 s.v. κρίνω 5.b.α; cf. KJV “that they all might be damned”). CEV views the condemnation as punishment (“will be punished”).



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