2 Thessalonians 2:5

“Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Thessalonians 2:5

Remember yee not, that when I was yet with you, I tolde you these things?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you no memory of what I said when I was with you, giving you word of these things?
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not remember that, being yet with you, I said these things to you?
- Darby Bible

Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
- Webster's Bible

Do you not remember that while I was still with you I used to tell you all this?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you remember that, when I was still with you, I told you these things?
- World English Bible

Whether ye holden not, that yit whanne Y was at you, Y seide these thingis to you?
- Wycliffe Bible

Do ye not remember that, being yet with you, these things I said to you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Thessalonians 2:5

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:5

2:3 Unless the falling away - From the pure faith of the gospel, come first. This began even in the apostolic age. But the man of sin, the son of perdition - Eminently so called, is not come yet. However, in many respects, the Pope has an indisputable claim to those titles. He is, in an emphatical sense, the man of sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled, the son of perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers, destroyed innumerable souls, and will himself perish everlastingly. He it is that opposeth himself to the emperor, once his rightful sovereign; and that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped - Commanding angels, and putting kings under his feet, both of whom are called gods in scripture; claiming the highest power, the highest honour; suffering himself, not once only, to be styled God or vice - god. Indeed no less is implied in his ordinary title, Most Holy Lord, or, Most Holy Father. So that he sitteth - Enthroned. In the temple of God - Mentioned #Rev 11:1|. Declaring himself that he is God - Claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.

2:6 And now ye know - By what I told you when I was with you. That which restraineth - The power of the Roman emperors. When this is taken away, the wicked one will be revealed. In his time - His appointed season, and not before.

2:7 He will surely be revealed; for the mystery - The deep, secret power of iniquity, just opposite to the power of godliness, already worketh. It began with the love of honour, and the desire of power; and is completed in the entire subversion of the gospel of Christ. This mystery of iniquity is not wholly confined to the Romish church, but extends itself to others also. It seems to consist of, Human inventions added to the written word. Mere outside performances put in the room of faith and love. Other mediators besides the man Christ Jesus. The two last branches, together with idolatry and bloodshed, are the direct consequences of the former; namely, the adding to the word of God. Already worketh - In the church. Only he that restraineth - That is, the potentate who successively has Rome in his power. The emperors, heathen or Christian; the kings, Goths or Lombards; the Carolingian or German emperors.

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