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2 Thessalonians 2:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And for this cause God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, for this cause, God sendeth them an inworking of error, to the end they should believe in the falsehood,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and because of this shall God send to them a working of delusion, for their believing the lie,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should beleeue a lye:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Wherefore Aloha will send them the working of deception, that they will believe the lie,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Therefore God will send upon them the operation of deception, that they may believe a lie;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
for this y5124
[5124] Standard
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
cause 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
x5124
(5124) Complement
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
shall send 3992
{3992} Prime
πέμπω
pempo
{pem'-po}
Apparently a primary verb; to dispatch (from the subjective view or point of departure, whereas ἵημι [[hiemi]] [as a stronger form of εἶμι [[eimi]] ] refers rather to the objective point or terminus ad quem, and G4724 denotes properly the orderly motion involved), especially on a temporary errand; also to transmit, bestow, or wield.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
strong y1753
[1753] Standard
ἐνέργεια
energeia
{en-erg'-i-ah}
From G1756; efficiency ('energy').
delusion, 4106
{4106} Prime
πλάνη
plane
{plan'-ay}
Feminine of G4108 (as abstraction); objectively fraudulence; subjectively a straying from orthodoxy or piety.
x1753
(1753) Complement
ἐνέργεια
energeia
{en-erg'-i-ah}
From G1756; efficiency ('energy').
that y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
they 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
should believe 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
a lie: 5579
{5579} Prime
ψεῦδος
pseudos
{psyoo'-dos}
From G5574; a falsehood.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Thessalonians 2:11

_ _ for this cause — because “they received not the love of the truth.” The best safeguard against error is “the love of the truth.”

_ _ shall sendGreek, “sends,” or “is sending”; the “delusion” is already beginning. God judicially sends hardness of heart on those who have rejected the truth, and gives them up in righteous judgment to Satan’s delusions (Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10; Romans 1:24-26, Romans 1:28). They first cast off the love of the truth, then God gives them up to Satan’s delusions, then they settle down into “believing the lie”: an awful climax (1 Kings 22:22, 1 Kings 22:23; Ezekiel 14:9; Job 12:16; Matthew 24:5, Matthew 24:11; 1 Timothy 4:1).

_ _ strong delusionGreek, “the powerful working of error,” answering to the energizing “working of Satan” (2 Thessalonians 2:9); the same expression as is applied to the Holy Ghost’s operation in believers: “powerful” or “effectual (energizing) working” (Ephesians 1:19).

_ _ believe a lie — rather, “the lie” which Antichrist tells them, appealing to his miracles as proofs of it ... (2 Thessalonians 2:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Thessalonians 2:11

Therefore God shall send them — That is, judicially permit to come upon them, strong delusion.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Thessalonians 2:11

And for this cause God shall send them (n) strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

(n) A most mighty working to deceive them.

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for:

Psalms 81:11-12 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. ... So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: [and] they walked in their own counsels.
Psalms 109:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
Isaiah 29:9-14 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. ... Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, [even] a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise [men] shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent [men] shall be hid.
John 12:39-43 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, ... For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Romans 1:21-25 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. ... Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

God:

1 Kings 22:18-22 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? ... And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade [him], and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
2 Chronicles 18:18-22 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and [on] his left. ... Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.
Isaiah 6:9-10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. ... Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

that:

Isaiah 44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, [Is there] not a lie in my right hand?
Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose [that] in which I delighted not.
Jeremiah 27:10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
Ezekiel 21:29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of [them that are] slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity [shall have] an end.
Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
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1K 22:18. 2Ch 18:18. Ps 81:11; 109:17. Is 6:9; 29:9; 44:20; 66:4. Jr 27:10. Ezk 14:9; 21:29. Mt 24:5, 11. Jn 12:39. Ro 1:21, 28. 1Ti 4:1.

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