New International Version
And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
King James Bible
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
Darby Bible Translation
And now ye know that which restrains, that he should be revealed in his own time.
World English Bible
Now you know what is restraining him, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, what is keeping down ye have known, for his being revealed in his own time,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And now ye know what withholdeth - I told you this among other things; I informed you what it was that prevented this man of sin, this son of perdition, from revealing himself fully.
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withholdeth. or, holdeth.
LibraryEverlasting Consolation and Good Hope
'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.'--2 THESS. ii. 16, 17. This is the second of the four brief prayers which, as I pointed out in my last sermon, break the current of Paul's teaching in this letter, and witness to the depth of his affection to his Thessalonian converts. We do not know the special circumstances …
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The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
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