2 Corinthians 2:11
New International Version
in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

New Living Translation
so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.

English Standard Version
so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

Berean Study Bible
in order that Satan should not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

Berean Literal Bible
so that we should not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

New American Standard Bible
so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

King James Bible
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Christian Standard Bible
so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Contemporary English Version
I have done this to keep Satan from getting the better of us. We all know what goes on in his mind.

Good News Translation
in order to keep Satan from getting the upper hand over us; for we know what his plans are.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.

International Standard Version
so that we may not be outsmarted by Satan. After all, we are not unaware of his intentions.

NET Bible
so that we may not be exploited by Satan (for we are not ignorant of his schemes).

New Heart English Bible
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest Satan would overtake us, for we know his devices.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't want Satan to outwit us. After all, we are not ignorant about Satan's scheming.

New American Standard 1977
in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
lest Satan should deceive us, for we do not ignore his devices.

King James 2000 Bible
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

American King James Version
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

American Standard Version
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That we be not overreached by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his devices.

Darby Bible Translation
that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts.

English Revised Version
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Weymouth New Testament
for fear Satan should gain an advantage over us. For we are not ignorant of his devices.

World English Bible
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Young's Literal Translation
that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.
Study Bible
Reaffirm Your Love
10If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And if I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven it in the presence of Christ for your sake, 11in order that Satan should not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. 12Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and a door stood open for me in the Lord,…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Luke 22:31
Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Treasury of Scripture

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 11:3,14
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ…

1 Chronicles 21:1,2
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel…

Job 1:11
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.







Lexicon
in order that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

Satan
Σατανᾶ (Satana)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4567: An adversary, Satan. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to ma'bad; the accuser, i.e. The devil.

should not outwit us.
πλεονεκτηθῶμεν (pleonektēthōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4122: To take advantage of, overreach, defraud. From pleonektes; to be covetous, i.e. to over-reach.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

we are not unaware
ἀγνοοῦμεν (agnooumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 50: To do not know, be ignorant of, sometimes with the idea of willful ignorance.

of his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

schemes.
νοήματα (noēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3540: From noieo; a perception, i.e. Purpose, or the intellect, disposition, itself.
(11) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us.--Literally, lest we should be cheated (or out-maneuvered) by Satan. The phraseology is that of one who is, as it were, playing a game against the Tempter, in which the souls of men are at once the counters and the stake. The Apostle's last move in that game had been to "give the sinner over to Satan" with a view to his ultimate deliverance. But what if Satan should outwit him, by tempting the sinner to despair or recklessness? To guard against that danger required, as it were, another move. Stratagem must be met by strategy. The man must be absolved that he may be able to resist the Tempter.

We are not ignorant of his devices.--The language comes from a wide and varied experience. St. Paul had been buffeted by a messenger of Satan (2Corinthians 12:7); had once and again been hindered by him in his work (1Thessalonians 2:18); was ever wrestling, not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers (Ephesians 6:12); and so he knew how the Tempter could turn even the rules of an ascetic rigour, or the remorse of a sin-burdened conscience, into an occasion of yet further and more irremediable sin.

Verse 11. - Lest Satan should get an advantage over us; literally, lest we should be overreached by Satan, which would have been the case if our severity had resulted in the desperation of the offender, and not in his deliverance (comp. 1 Corinthians 5:5). We are not ignorant of his devices. So too in Ephesians 6:11 we are told of the "crafty wiles of the devil." 2:5-11 The apostle desires them to receive the person who had done wrong, again into their communion; for he was aware of his fault, and much afflicted under his punishment. Even sorrow for sin should not unfit for other duties, and drive to despair. Not only was there danger last Satan should get advantage, by tempting the penitent to hard thoughts of God and religion, and so drive him to despair; but against the churches and the ministers of Christ, by bringing an evil report upon Christians as unforgiving; thus making divisions, and hindering the success of the ministry. In this, as in other things, wisdom is to be used, that the ministry may not be blamed for indulging sin on the one hand, or for too great severity towards sinners on the other hand. Satan has many plans to deceive, and knows how to make a bad use of our mistakes.
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