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2 Thessalonians 2:10

    2 Thessalonians 2:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And with every deceit of wrongdoing among those whose fate is destruction; because they were quite without that love of the true faith by which they might have salvation.

    Webster's Revision

    and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    World English Bible

    and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn't receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that are perishing; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:10

    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness - With every art that cunning can invent and unrighteousness suggest, in order to delude and deceive.

    In them that perish - Εν τοις απολλυμενοις· Among them that are destroyed; and they are destroyed and perish because they would not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. So they perish because they obstinately refuse to be saved, and receive a lie in preference to the truth. This has been true of all the Jews from the days of the apostle until now.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 2:10

    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness - There are two ideas here. The first is, that there would be deceit; and the other is, that it would be for the purpose of promoting unrighteousness or iniquity. The iniquitous system would be maintained by fraudulent methods. No one who has read Pascal's Provincial Letters can ever doubt that this description is applicable to the system of the Jesuits; and no one familiar with the acts of the papacy, as they have always been practiced, can doubt that the whole system is accurately described by this language. The plausible reasoning by which the advocates of that system have palliated and apologized for sins of various kinds, has been among its most remarkable features.

    In them that perish - Among those who will perish; that is, among the abandoned and wicked. The reference is to men of corrupt minds and lives, over whom this system would have power; countenancing them in their depravity, and fitting them still farther for destruction. The idea is, that these acts would have special reference to men who would be lost at any rate, and who would be sustained in their wickedness by this false and delusive system.

    Because they received not the love of the truth - They prefer this system of error and delusion to the simple and pure gospel, by which they might have been saved.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Thessalonians 2:10

    2:10 Because they received not the love of the truth - Therefore God suffered them to fall into that strong delusion.