2 Thessalonians 2
He willeth them to continue stedfast in the truth received,
2 Thessalonians 2:1 We beseche you (brethren) by the commynge of oure Lorde Iesu Christ, and in that we shall assemble vnto hym, 2 Thessalonians 2:2 þt ye be not sodenly moued from youre mynde, ner be troubled, nether by sprete, nether by wordes, nor yet by letter whych shulde seme to come from vs, as though the daye of Christ were at hande.
sheweth that there shall be a departure from the faith,
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceaue you by eny meanes, for the Lorde shall not come excepte ther come a departynge fyrst, and that that synfull man be opened, the sonne of perdicyon, 2 Thessalonians 2:4 whych is an aduersarye: and is exalted aboue all that is called God, or that is worshypped: so that he doth syt in the temple of God, boastynge him selfe to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet wyth you, I tolde you these thynges? 2 Thessalonians 2:6 And nowe ye know what wythholdeth: euen that he myght be vttered at hys tyme. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mistery of þe iniquitie doeth all readye worcke: tyll he which nowe onlye letteth, be taken out of the waye.
and a discovery of antichrist, before the day of the Lord come.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that wycked be vttered, whom the Lorde shall consume with the sprete of his mouth, and shall destroye wyth the appearaunce of hys commynge 2 Thessalonians 2:9 euen hym whose commynge is after the workynge of Satan, with all lyinge power sygnes and wonders. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 and with all deceauablenes of vnryghtwesnes, amonge them that perysshe: because they receaued not the loue of þe trueth, that they myght be saued. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 And therfore, God shall sende them stronge delusyon, that they shulde beleue lyes: 2 Thessalonians 2:12 that all they myght be damned, whych beleued not the trueth: but had pleasure in vnryghtewesnes. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bounde to geue thankes alwey to God for you (brethren beloued of þe Lorde) for because that God hath from the begynnynge chosen you to saluacyon, thorowe sanctifyinge of the sprete, and thorow beleuing of þe trueth, 2 Thessalonians 2:14 wher vnto he called you by oure Gospell, to obtayne the glorye of oure Lord Iesu Christ.
And thereupon repeateth his former exhortation, and prayeth for them.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therfore brethren stande fast, & kepe the ordinaunces which ye haue learned: whether it were by oure preachinge, or by Epistle. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 Oure Lorde Iesu Christ hym selfe, and God and oure father (which hath loued vs, and hath geuen vs euerlastynge consolacyon, and good hope thorowe grace) 2 Thessalonians 2:17 comforte your hertes and stablysshe you in all good sayenge and doynge.