2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, NLT
2 Thessalonians 2
Events prior to the Lord’s Second Coming
1Now, dear brothers and sisters,*2:1 Greek brothers; also in 2:13, 15. let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him.
5Don’t you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you?
9This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.
Believers Should Stand Firm
13As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first*2:13 Some manuscripts read chose you from the very beginning. to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.
15With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.
16Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope,