Coverdale(i) 1 We beseke you brethren by the commynge of or LORDE Iesus Christ, and in that we shal assemble vnto him, 2 that ye be not sodenly moued fro youre mynde, and be not troubled, nether by sprete, nether by wordes, ner yet by letter, which shulde seme to be sent from vs, as though ye daye of Christ were at hande. 3 Let noman disceaue you by eny meanes. For the LORDE commeth not, excepte the departynge come first, and that that Man of synne be opened, euen the sonne of perdicion, 4 which is an aduersary, and is exalted aboue all yt is called God or Gods seruyce, so that he sytteth as God in the temple of God, and boasteth himselfe to be God. 5 Remembre ye not, that whan I was yet with you, I tolde you these thinges? 6 And now ye knowe what witholdeth it, eue that it mighte be vttered at his tyme. 7 (For the mystery of the iniquyte worketh allready, tyll he which now onely letteth, be take out of the waye.) 8 And then shal that wicked be vttered, whom the LORDE shal cosume with ye sprete of his mouth, & shal destroye with the appearaunce of his commynge: 9 euen him, whose commynge is after the workynge of Sathan with all lyenge power, and signes and wonders, 10 and with all deceauablenes of vnrighteousnes amonge them that perishe, because they receaued not the loue of ye trueth, that they might haue bene saued. 11 Therfore shal God sende them stroge delusion, that they shulde beleue lyes, 12 yt all they might be daned, which beleued not the trueth, but had pleasure in vnrighteousnes. 13 But we are bounde to geue thankes allwaye vnto God for you, brethren be loued of the LORDE, because that God hath from the begynnynge chosen you to saluacion in the sanctifienge of the sprete and in beleuynge of the trueth, 14 whervnto he hath called you by oure Gospell, to optayne the glory of oure LORDE Iesus Christ. 15 Therfore brethren stonde fast, and kepe the ordinaunces which ye haue lerned, whether it were by oure preachinge or by epistle. 16 But oure LORDE Iesus Christ himselfe, and God oure father, which hath loued vs and geuen vs euerlastinge consolacion, and a good hope thorow grace, 17 comforte youre hertes, and stablysh you in all doctryne & good doynge.