2 Thessalonians 2:7


“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 2 Thessalonians 2:7

“For the mysterie of iniquitie doth alreadie worke: onely he who now letteth, will let, vntill he be taken out of the way.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 2 Thessalonians chapter 2

“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains {will do so} until he is taken out of the way.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only `there is' one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“For the secret of evil is even now at work: but there is one who is keeping back the evil till he is taken out of the way.”
Basic English Bible

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

“For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restraineth will restrain, until he be taken out of the way. ”
Webster's Bible

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

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

“For the priuete of wickidnesse worchith now; oneli that he that holdith now, holde, til he be do awei.”
Wycliffe Bible

“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,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Butch's comment on 2020-12-15 14:16:11:

Jesus said , pray that ye be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass on the earth.

lord make me worthy by thy blood, in jesus name. amen.


Phillip E Gallegos's comment on 2020-07-12 12:23:50:

And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

14And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

15And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

16While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

17While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

18While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

19And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.


Redengue's comment on 2020-07-09 22:42:18:

I believe you need to read the book of Job again. Satan has killed people, with the permission of God.


Phillip Gallegos's comment on 2020-06-20 00:46:58:

Sir, I believe Satan does not want nor does God allow Satan to kill, Satan wants to cause souls to perish with him. Satan makes the mistake of killing the two witnesses which sounds the 7th trump, 7th seal, and 7th bowl of wrath which is the glory of our Christ coming to make war and judge (Rev)


bob Hilt's comment on 2020-06-19 20:15:27:

Revelation Chapter 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days.

(I believe the woman is the church, the bride of Christ and 1,260 days is not a mere few months)

7 And there WAS WAR IN HEAVEN (past tense) was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.


Word 76's comment on 2020-06-19 16:00:54:

Truth, when Satan is kicked out of heaven he comes to deceive the whole world as Revelation 12:7,8,9 tells us and he stands in Jerusalem claiming he is God and with the power he has the world will be deceived. Satan returns as a false messiah and he doesn't care about killing you he wants worshippers. Don't go and don't follow Satan. Wait for the true Christ store food for 3 months and pay your bills up when you see the events begin because he is going to have a one world system and you don't want to follow him if you love Jesus. The time was shorten for the elect sake to 5 months as the book of Revelation tells us.


Bendik's comment on 2020-05-24 23:46:47:

False terms... It is called the time of Jacobs trouble/Daniel 70th week. Guess who it is for?

Romans 10:25-27 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.


Word 76's comment on 2020-05-21 10:15:51:

God wrote a whole chapter from Ezekiel 13 about the biggest lie that has ever been told to the people and the biggest liar is coming that will stand up in Jerusalem claiming he is God so beware. Now in that chapter its speaking of prophets/ preachers whom out of their own minds dream up Devine thinking leaving out God's Devine thoughts an thinking and they, the preachers that God hates came up with the lie to fly to save your soul but to this day I cannot figure out why people listen to preachers who teach the rapture lie. Always Study the KJV and not the Books that say birds that fly. Oh, get an old Strong's concordance.


Gail E Brown's comment on 2020-05-10 10:00:38:

2 Thessalonians 2:7, I'm thinking upon the pre-tribulation vs post Tribulation, so I see: v7 who now lets will let, (Father) until he be taken out of the way, (Antichrist).

The God the Father let's the evil one work iniquity, until the son of perdition will be revealed and he will be taken out of the way.

Matthew 24:31 and he shall send his Angels with a great sound of a Trumpet and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds.

I see: the last Trump of God , the 7th Trump is the post Tribulation rapture.

I can understand that we have been taught the pre-tribulation rapture is what most believe, but does anyone take the time to search this out. I see: God's rath is poured out at the battle of Armageddon and before that God sends the angels at the last Trump to gather us home. Could this be ?


Chris's comment on 2020-04-18 23:32:15:

Very true, Narelle. We read Scripture often piecemeal, to our shame & continuing in ignorance.


Narelle's comment on 2020-04-18 10:37:13:

1Thess 5:9 For God hath not appointed unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Then we have this verse where he who lets etc be taken away. All other verses in scripture on this subject need to be read. During the tribulation some will refuse the mark and be beheaded. Also 144 thousand Jews will be saved 12 thousand from each of the twelve tribes and we are clearly told they are Eunuchs ( never married.) Before we are raptured there will be a falling away first, apostasy of the church and we are seeing that now. This is my view but no one verse is for private interpretation we have to read all verses pertaining to that particular subject. God Bless to all who read his word.


Extra Extra Read All About It 's comment on 2020-04-06 17:26:14:

There is several counterfeit CHRIST coming first to this Earth one to get the whole world to take that Mark for Peace & Safety ! That will not just give you grievous sore and make you like the walking dead, but damn your souls to Hell forever with them ! That place not originally prepared for us but the Fallen Angels for doing all this ! When beheading is going to be only other option for not taking that Mark ! Why Jesus already made that way, and even way of escape, from that hour that is coming to try the whole world but is not satans counterfeit/s coming to take the world souls if not their heads ! Revelation 13-22 Matthew 24 & Luke 21 & Revelation 6 & 2 Thessalonians 2 & Isaiah 14:9-17


bob Hilt's comment on 2020-04-03 21:49:59:

There is a companion verse with that.rn1 Thessalonians Chapter 4: 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.rn16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:rn17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.rn18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.rnThose who died prior to the tribulation are resurrected at Christ's return.


Peter Engelbrecht's comment on 2020-04-03 17:30:29:

In below scriptures I mention before, in Rev 20:4-6 , the Bible states that in the First resurrection only they that died for the name and sake of God, those that didn't take the mark, and those that were beheaded and also those that haven't bow before the Beast , will be resurrected and rain with Jesus a 1000 years. All the other dead will only be resurrected after the 1000 years of peace on Earth. According to my finding in Rev 20;4-6 , only those whom fallen in that category will be part in the first resurrection. All the other dead will be awaken after the 1000 years of peace. Please comment on this, thanks


Peter Engelbrecht's comment on 2020-04-03 17:20:26:

Can someone answer me this - And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years


john madden's comment on 2015-10-05 16:48:14:

The holy spirit is the restrainer he keeps evil restrained but he will remove the restraining for a peroid of time to allow the antichrist to decieve


Richard McGovern's comment on 2015-07-08 08:11:18:

I believe that the Church,spirit filled believers in Jesus name, are the restraining force holding back and hindering Satan 's powers from being fully released on earth, until the rapture of the Church takes place. Because of the power and authority giving to the Church believers in Jesus name.


Ernest Atuahene Amoako's comment on 2014-10-02 04:41:09:

The church is retraining him the lawlessness mystery of the iniquity That is the reason why sometimes a brethren orborn again christian will rise from a family or community pray and salvation or revival will take place


Nadujo's comment on 2014-08-19 18:22:21:

Lets look at another idea here. Read Daniel,chapter 11 esp., verse 45. Then read verse 1 in chapter 12.Next, read verse 7 in Revelation chapter 12. Michel is the protector of Israel and when he goes back to heaven to kick Satan out for the last time, Israel is left unprotected. book of Job tells us how Satan goes back and forth from earth to heaven. Time will tell which belief is correct.


ifeanyi Agbaim's comment on 2014-02-08 21:23:34:

The church has been the restraining power of evil The church has resisted the devil that is why satan can t carry out his wickedness the way he wills So until the church be taken away raptured the wicked man can t be revealed


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