1 Rogamus autem vos, fratres, circa adventum Domini nostri Iesu Christi et nostram congregationem in ipsum,
2 ut non cito moveamini a sensu neque terreamini, neque per spiritum neque per verbum neque per epistulam tamquam per nos, quasi instet dies Domini.
3 Ne quis vos seducat ullo modo; quoniam, nisi venerit discessio primum, et revelatus fuerit homo iniquitatis, filius perditionis,
4 qui adversatur et extollitur supra omne, quod dicitur Deus aut quod colitur, ita ut in templo Dei sedeat, ostendens se quia sit Deus.
5 Non retinetis quod, cum adhuc essem apud vos, haec dicebam vobis?
6 Et nunc quid detineat scitis, ut ipse reveletur in suo tempore.
7 Nam mysterium iam operatur iniquitatis; tantum qui tenet nunc, donec de medio fiat.
8 Et tunc revelabitur ille iniquus, quem Dominus Iesus interficiet spiritu oris sui et destruet illustratione adventus sui,
9 eum, cuius est adventus secundum operationem Satanae in omni virtute et signis et prodigiis mendacibus
10 et in omni seductione iniquitatis his, qui pereunt, eo quod caritatem veritatis non receperunt, ut salvi fierent.
11 Et ideo mittit illis Deus operationem erroris, ut credant mendacio,
12 ut iudicentur omnes, qui non crediderunt veritati, sed consenserunt iniquitati.
13 Nos autem debemus gratias agere Deo semper pro vobis, fratres, dilecti a Domino, quod elegerit vos Deus primitias in salutem, in sanctificatione Spiritus et fide veritatis;
14 ad quod et vocavit vos per evangelium nostrum in acquisitionem gloriae Domini nostri Iesu Christi.
15 Itaque, fratres, state et tenete traditiones, quas didicistis sive per sermonem sive per epistulam nostram.
16 Ipse autem Dominus noster Iesus Christus et Deus Pater noster, qui dilexit nos et dedit consolationem aeternam et spem bonam in gratia,
17 consoletur corda vestra et confirmet in omni opere et sermone bono.
King James Version
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.