Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For the secret of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the person now holding it back gets out of the way.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,

A Conservative Version

For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he who restrains it until now will develop from the midst.

American Standard Version

For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.

Amplified

For the mystery of lawlessness [rebellion against divine authority and the coming reign of lawlessness] is already at work; [but it is restrained] only until he who now restrains it is taken out of the way.

An Understandable Version

For this mysterious lawlessness is already at work [or, "this lawlessness is already secretly at work"]; but the one who is holding it back [will continue to do so] until he is removed.

Anderson New Testament

For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; only he that now restrains will restrain, till he be taken out of the way:

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the secret spirit of misrule is ready to break out as soon as the obstacle is taken away:

Darby Translation

For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only there is he who restrains now until he be gone,

Godbey New Testament

For already the mystery of lawlessness is working: only there is one now hindering, until he may be taken out of the midst;

Goodspeed New Testament

For disobedience is already secretly at work, but only until he who is now holding it in check is gotten out of the way.

John Wesley New Testament

For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only he that with-holdeth will with-hold, till he be taken out of the way.

Julia Smith Translation

For the mystery of iniquity is already energetic: only he withholding, even till he be out of the midst.

King James 2000

For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now restrains will do so, until he be taken out of the way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the mystery of lawlessness is at work already; only the one who now restrains [will do so] until he is out of the way,

Modern King James verseion

For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the mystery of that iniquity doth he already work, which only looketh, till he be taken out of the way

Moffatt New Testament

For the secret force of lawlessness is at work already; only, it cannot be revealed till he who at present restrains it is removed.

Montgomery New Testament

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only there is one who is hindering and will continue to hinder till he be removed;

NET Bible

For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way,

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

For the mystery of lawlessness is already working; only there is one who now restraineth, until he be taken out of the way;

Sawyer New Testament

For the mystery of wickedness already works, [God] only restrains it just now, till it shall be out of the way;

The Emphasized Bible

For, the secret, of lawlessness, already, is inwardly working itself, - only, until, he that restraineth at present, shall be gone, out of the midst:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the mystery of iniquity is already powerfully working; only he that withholdeth hitherto, will do so till he is removed.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Wickedness, indeed, is already at work in secret; but only until he who at present restrains it is removed out of the way.

Webster

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restraineth will restrain, until he be taken out of the way.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work, but only until he who is holding it back has been gotten out of the way.

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.

Worrell New Testament

for the mystery of lawlessness is already working: only He Who hindereth will hinder, until He is taken out of the midst.

Worsley New Testament

For the mystery of iniquity is already working, only there is one that hindreth till he be taken out of the way.

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the mystery
μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

ἀνομία 
Anomia 
Usage: 10

ἐνεργέω 
Energeo 
Usage: 21

ἤδη 
Ede 
Usage: 45

ἐνεργέω 
Energeo 
Usage: 21

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

he who
κατέχω 
Katecho 
Usage: 16

now
ἄρτι 
Arti 
Usage: 21

κατέχω 
Katecho 
Usage: 16

will let, until
ἕως 
heos 
till, unto, until, to, till 9,
Usage: 74

he be taken
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

out of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Images 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Prayers for 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Context Readings

The Man Of Lawlessness Will Be Revealed

6 You know what it is that is now holding him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes. 7 For the secret of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the person now holding it back gets out of the way. 8 Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the breath of his mouth, rendering him powerless by the manifestation of his coming.


Cross References

Revelation 17:5

On her forehead was written a secret name: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND DETESTABLE THINGS OF THE EARTH

Revelation 17:7

"Why are you surprised?" The angel asked me. "I will tell you the secret of the woman and the beast with the seven heads and the ten horns that carries her.

1 John 2:18

Little children, it is the last hour. Just as you heard that an antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is how we know it is the last hour.

1 John 4:3

But every spirit who does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist. You have heard that he is coming, and now he is already in the world.

Acts 20:29

I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.

Colossians 2:18-23

Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind.

1 Timothy 3:16

By common confession, the secret of our godly worship is great: In flesh was he revealed to sight, kept righteous by the Spirit's might, adored by angels singing. To nations was he manifest, believing souls found peace and rest, our Lord in heaven reigning!

2 Timothy 2:17-18

and what they say will spread everywhere like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that.

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