New International Version
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.
King James Bible
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
Darby Bible Translation
For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there is] he who restrains now until he be gone,
World English Bible
For the mystery of lawlessness already works. Only there is one who restrains now, until he is taken out of the way.
Young's Literal Translation
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work - There is a system of corrupt doctrine, which will lead to the general apostasy, already in existence, but it is a mystery; it is as yet hidden; it dare not show itself, because of that which hindereth or withholdeth. But when that which now restraineth shall be taken out of the way, then shall that wicked one be revealed-it will then be manifest who he is, and what he is. See the observations at the end of this chapter (note).
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2 Thessalonians 2:6
And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
The name written on her forehead was a mystery: babylon the great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth.
Then the angel said to me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
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