2 Thessalonians 2:11
New International Version
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

New Living Translation
So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.

English Standard Version
Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,

Berean Study Bible
For this reason God will send them a powerful delusion so that they believe the lie,

Berean Literal Bible
And because of this, God will send to them a working of delusion, for them to believe what is false,

King James Bible
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

New King James Version
And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

New American Standard Bible
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

NASB 1995
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

NASB 1977
And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false,

Amplified Bible
Because of this God will send upon them a misleading influence, [an activity of error and deception] so they will believe the lie,

Christian Standard Bible
For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe the lie,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,

American Standard Version
And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, God sent them the activity of delusion that they would believe lies.

Contemporary English Version
So God will make sure they are fooled into believing a lie.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

English Revised Version
And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:

Good News Translation
And so God sends the power of error to work in them so that they believe what is false.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's why God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe a lie.

International Standard Version
For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.

Literal Standard Version
and because of this God will send to them a working of delusion, for their believing the lie,

NET Bible
Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false.

New Heart English Bible
And because of this, God sends them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

Weymouth New Testament
And for this reason God sends them a misleading influence that they may believe the lie;

World English Bible
Because of this, God sends them a working of error, that they should believe a lie;

Young's Literal Translation
and because of this shall God send to them a working of delusion, for their believing the lie,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Man of Lawlessness
10and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. 11 For this reason God will send them a powerful delusion so that they believe the lie, 12in order that judgment may come upon all who have disbelieved the truth and delighted in wickedness.…

Cross References
1 Kings 22:22
And he replied, 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets.' 'You will surely entice him and prevail,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes. His deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"

Jeremiah 4:10
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD, how completely You have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,' while a sword is at our throats."

Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not arise from deceit or ulterior motives or trickery.

2 Timothy 4:4
So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.


Treasury of Scripture

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

for.

Psalm 81:11,12
But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me…

Psalm 109:17
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Isaiah 29:9-14
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink…

God.

1 Kings 22:18-22
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? …

2 Chronicles 18:18-22
Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left…

See on

Isaiah 6:9,10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…

Ezekiel 14:9
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

that.

Isaiah 44:20
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Isaiah 66:4
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Jeremiah 27:10
For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.









(11) And for this cause--i.e., because they did not care whether things were true or not. This verse is not a mere repetition of 2Thessalonians 2:9-10. There we were told of external dangers which would attend Antichrist's coming for them that perish: because they had not cared for truth, therefore the presence of the Man of Sin, which could not even imperil the truth-lovers, would for them be full of special marvels and frauds by which they might be misled. Here is set forth the effect upon their own selves of refusing to accept God's gift of love of truth: God takes from them (by His natural law) their power of discerning the true from the false, and thus (as it were) actually deceives them. Every wilful sin does this double mischief: it strengthens the power of the temptation without; it weakens the power to resist within. For an illustration, see 2Chronicles 18:7; 2Chronicles 18:22 : Ahab cares only for the pleasant, not the true, and the Lord requites him by sending forth a lying spirit to entice him.

Shall send.--The Greek has sendeth: so "is" in 2Thessalonians 2:9 : St. Paul sees it all going on before his eyes. "A strong delusion" should be "an effectual inward working of error"--no longer a mere indifference to truth, but a real influence of error upon their hearts. This inward work of error is sent "with a view to their believing the lie" (the Greek has the definite article)--the lie (that is) which Antichrist would have them believe. A terrible combination when God and Satan are agreed to deceive a man! Yet what an encouragement to see God using Satan for His own purposes.

Verse 11. - For this cause; on account of their being destitute of a love of the truth. God shall send them; or rather, God sends them; the present being chosen because the apostasy had already commenced, the mystery of lawlessness was already working. Strong delusion; or, a working of error (R.V.). These words are not to be weakened, as if they meant merely that in righteous judgment God permitted strong delusion to be sent them; the words are not a mere assertion of judicial permission, but of actual retribution. It is the ordinance of God that the wicked by their wicked actions fall into greater wickedness, and that thus sin is punished by sin; and what is an ordinance of God is appointed by God himself. That they should believe a lie; or rather, the lie, namely the falsehood which the man of sin disseminates by his deceit of unrighteousness. Being destitute of the love of the truth, they are necessarily led to believe a lie - their minds are open to all manner of falsehood and delusion.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For this reason,
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

will send
πέμπει (pempei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3992: To send, transmit, permit to go, put forth.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

a powerful
ἐνέργειαν (energeian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1753: Working, action, productive work, activity; in the NT, confined to superhuman activity. From energes; efficiency.

delusion
πλάνης (planēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4106: Feminine of planos; objectively, fraudulence; subjectively, a straying from orthodoxy or piety.

so that
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

they
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will believe
πιστεῦσαι (pisteusai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

[the] lie,
ψεύδει (pseudei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5579: A lie, falsehood, untruth; false religion. From pseudomai; a falsehood.


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