SECOND THESSALONIANS--Chapter 2:
1. But we entreat of you, my Brothers, in regard to the coming of our Master Y’shua the Mashiyach and in respect to our being congregated to him, 2. that you be not soon uprooted in your mind nor be troubled, neither by word nor by spirit nor by letter, as coming from us that behold, the day of our Master (Y’shua) is at hand. 3. Let no one deceive you in any way because (that day will not come) unless there previously come a defection1 and that man of sin be revealed; the son of perdition; 4. who is an opponent and who exalts himself above all that is called Elohim and praiseworthy; so that he also sits in the temple of Elohim as a deity and displays himself as if he were a deity.
5. Do you not remember that, when I was with you, I told you these things? 6 And now you know what hinders his being manifested in his time. 7. For the mystery of the Evil One already begins to be operative: and only if that which now hinders will be taken from the midst, 8. then at length will that Evil One be revealed whom our Master Y’shua will consume by the breath of his mouth and will bring to nothing by the visibility of his coming. 9. For the coming of that (Evil One) is the working of haSatan with all power and signs and lying wonders 10. and with all the deceptiveness of iniquity in them that perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth by which they might have life. 11. Therefore Elohim will send upon them the strength of a deception that they may believe a lie;2 12. and that they all may be condemned who believe not the truth but have pleasure in iniquity.
13. But we are bound to give thanks to Elohim always on your account, my Brothers, beloved of our Master (Y’shua), that Elohim has from the beginning chosen you to life through sanctification of the Spirit and through faith in the Truth.3 14. For to these it was that Elohim called you by our preaching;4 that ye might be the glory to our Master Y’shua the Mashiyach. 15. Therefore, my Brothers, be established and persevere in the Commandments5 which you have been taught, whether by word or by our epistle. 16. And may our Master Y’shua the Mashiyach himself, and Elohim our Father who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and a good hope through his grace, 17. comfort your hearts and establish in yourselves every good word and in every good work. (AENT)