2 Thess. 2:3 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Let
exapatao (Greek #1818)
to seduce wholly
KJV usage: beguile, deceive.
Pronounce: ex-ap-at-ah'-o
Origin: from 1537 and 538
no
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
man
tis (Greek #5100)
some or any person or object
KJV usage: a (kind of), any (man, thing, thing at all), certain (thing), divers, he (every) man, one (X thing), ought, + partly, some (man, -body, - thing, -what), (+ that no-)thing, what(-soever), X wherewith, whom(-soever), whose(-soever).
Pronounce: tis
Origin: an enclitic indefinite pronoun
deceive
exapatao (Greek #1818)
to seduce wholly
KJV usage: beguile, deceive.
Pronounce: ex-ap-at-ah'-o
Origin: from 1537 and 538
you
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
by
kata (Greek #2596)
(prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined)
KJV usage: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.
Pronounce: kat-ah'
Origin: a primary particle
any
medeis (Greek #3367)
not even one (man, woman, thing)
KJV usage: any (man, thing), no (man), none, not (at all, any man, a whit), nothing, + without delay.
Pronounce: may-dice'
Origin: μηδεμία (may-dem-ee'-ah), and the neuter μηδέν (may-den') from 3361 and 1520
means
tropos (Greek #5158)
a turn, i.e. (by implication) mode or style (especially with preposition or relative prefix as adverb, like); figuratively, deportment or character
KJV usage: (even) as, conversation, (+ like) manner, (+ by any) means, way.
Pronounce: trop'-os
Origin: from the same as 5157
: for
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
that day shall not come, except
ean (Greek #1437)
a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty
KJV usage: before, but, except, (and) if, (if) so, (what-, whither-)soever, though, when (-soever), whether (or), to whom, (who-)so(-ever). See 3361.
Pronounce: eh-an'
Origin: from 1487 and 302
m there come
erchomai (Greek #2064)
middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred (middle voice) ἐλεύθομαι (el-yoo'-thom-ahee), or (active) ἔλθω (el'-tho), which do not otherwise occur) to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
KJV usage: accompany, appear, bring, come, enter, fall out, go, grow, X light, X next, pass, resort, be set.
Pronounce: er'-khom-ahee
a falling away
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
apostasia (Greek #646)
defection from truth (properly, the state) ("apostasy")
KJV usage: falling away, forsake.
Pronounce: ap-os-tas-ee'-ah
Origin: feminine of the same as 647
first
proton (Greek #4412)
firstly (in time, place, order, or importance)
KJV usage: before, at the beginning, chiefly (at, at the) first (of all).
Pronounce: pro'-ton
Origin: neuter of 4413 as adverb (with or without 3588)
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
that man
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
of sin
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
hamartia (Greek #266)
a sin (properly abstract)
KJV usage: offence, sin(-ful).
Pronounce: ham-ar-tee'-ah
Origin: from 264
n be revealed
apokalupto (Greek #601)
to take off the cover, i.e. disclose
KJV usage: reveal.
Pronounce: ap-ok-al-oop'-to
Origin: from 575 and 2572
, theo son
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
huios (Greek #5207)
a "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship
KJV usage: child, foal, son.
Pronounce: hwee-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
of perdition
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
apoleia (Greek #684)
ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal)
KJV usage: damnable(-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Pronounce: ap-o'-li-a
Origin: from a presumed derivative of 622
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me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)

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no man.
except.
man.
2 Thess. 2:8‑10• 8and then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall annul by the appearing of his coming;
9whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
10and in all deceit of unrighteousness to them that perish, because they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved.
(2 Thess. 2:8‑10)
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Dan. 7:25• 25And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most high places, and think to change seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and a half time. (Dan. 7:25)
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1 John 2:18• 18Little children, it is the last hour, and, according as ye have heard that antichrist comes, even now there have come many antichrists, whence we know that it is the last hour. (1 John 2:18)
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Rev. 13:11‑18• 11And I saw another beast rising out of the earth; and it had two horns like to a lamb, and spake as a dragon;
12and it exercises all the authority of the first beast before it, and causes the earth and those that dwell in it to do homage to the first beast, whose wound of death was healed.
13And it works great signs, that it should cause even fire to come down from heaven to the earth before men.
14And it deceives those that dwell upon the earth by reason of the signs which it was given to it to work before the beast, saying to those that dwell upon the earth to make an image to the beast, which has the wound of the sword, and lived.
15And it was given to it to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should also speak, and should cause that as many as should not do homage to the image of the beast should be killed.
16And it causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bondmen, that they should give them a mark upon their right hand or upon their forehead;
17and that no one should be able to buy or sell save he that had the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
18Here is wisdom. He that has understanding let him count the number of the beast: for it is a man's number; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six.
(Rev. 13:11‑18)
the son.
 The wicked one who has then to be judged had not yet appeared, so that the judgment could not be executed. (2 Thessalonians 2 by J.N. Darby)
 The principle of sin in man is his own will. He arises, as we have already seen, out of the rejection of Christianity. (2 Thessalonians 2 by J.N. Darby)
 The wicked one who has then to be judged had not yet appeared, so that the judgment could not be executed. (2 Thessalonians 2 by J.N. Darby)
 Here {the apostasy} is no such partial turning away, but the extreme and general defection from the gospel, which will boldly issue in the abandonment of all revealed truth and of what may be called natural religion, the testimony to the Godhead in creation and man's conscience. (On 2 Thessalonians 2:3 by W. Kelly)
 "The man of sin, the son of perdition." He is to be the evident and personal contrast of Christ, the Man of righteousness, the Savior of the lost. (On 2 Thessalonians 2:3 by W. Kelly)
 the wicked one who has then to be judged had not yet appeared, so that the judgment could not be executed. (2 Thessalonians 2 by J.N. Darby)
 there should be a person who would fully realize in sin the character of man without God. He is the man of sin. He does his own will-it is but Adam fully developed; and, incited by the enemy, he opposes himself to God (2 Thessalonians 2 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Let not any one deceive you in any manner, because it will not be unless the apostasy have first come, and the man of sin have been revealed, the son of perdition;

W. Kelly Translation

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Let none deceive you in any way; because [it will not be] except the falling away shall have come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition1;

WK Translation Notes

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[it will not be]: Not a hint drops as to "the coming of the Lord." Tyndale’s Version of 1534 and Cranmer’s of 1539 are therefore inexcusable in supplying the ellipse with the words, "for the Lord shall not come," etc. Wiclif and the Rhemish avoid the matter by their usual adherence to the Vulgate, which literally reflects the incomplete structure of the Greek. The Geneva and Authorized Versions so far rightly cleave to "the day"; for it is a question of "the" day of the Lord. (Epist. to Thessalonians, p.125)
[it will not be]: "That day shall not come" is an insertion of our translators, marked therefore by italics, though substantially correct. (Three Prophetic Gems (2nd article) p. 45)
the falling away: Our Authorized translators have utterly weakened the sense by rendering ἠ ἀποστασία "a" falling away. Beyond doubt it is "the apostasy," and there is no ground whatever for depriving the phrase of its intentionally definite force. Nobody can pretend that it is abstract; and a quality would not have the article in Greek more than in English; so that Archbishop Newcome was as wrong in the principle as in the particular case. In the New Testament the word occurs only in Acts 21:21, and there is anarthrous, which testifies to the emphasis here expressed. There, however, it means "apostasy" though not "the apostasy" as here. This is better than softening it to falling away or forsaking. A verbal form occurs in 1 Tim. 4:1, where "apostatize" should have been preserved both for the sake of consistency, and to maintain the definite expression of religious defection. For this it means, not corruption but abandonment, as politically it expresses revolt from authority. See the Septuagint for its use in both these ways. (Epist. to Thessalonians, p.126)
the falling away:... not a falling away, as substantially in all the well-known English Versions as well as the Authorized. It is not "discencioun" (Wiclif), nor "a departynge" (Tyndale), as Cranmer’s Bible repeats in 1539, and the Geneva in 1557, nor "a revolt", as in the Rhemish of 1582. It is "the apostasy", and nothing else (Exp. of the Two Epist. to Timothy, p. 249)
the falling away: Who can wonder that the various translators of old softened it down to "a" departing, revolt, or falling away? or that Wiclif and the Rhemish follow the Vulgate in an un-English slurring over the ellipse? ("The Coming, and the Day, of the Lord," Three Prophetic Gems, p.48)
the falling away: [The RV] rightly say[s] "the falling away" or apostasy (Bible Treasury 14:16)
man of sin: Tischendorf, in his last edition, and Westcott and Hort follow א B, some 9 or 10 cursives, and several ancient versions, etc., in preferring "lawlessness" to "sin" in this phrase. (Epist. to Thessalonians, p.124)