2 Timothy 3:6
New International Version
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,

New Living Translation
They are the kind who work their way into people's homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires.

English Standard Version
For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,

Berean Study Bible
They are the kind who worm their way into households and captivate vulnerable women who are weighed down with sins and led astray by various passions,

Berean Literal Bible
For out of this sort are those entering into households and taking captive weak women, burdened with sins, being led away by various passions,

New American Standard Bible
For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,

King James Bible
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Christian Standard Bible
For among them are those who worm their way into households and deceive gullible women overwhelmed by sins and led astray by a variety of passions,

Contemporary English Version
Some men fool whole families, just to get power over those women who are slaves of sin and are controlled by all sorts of desires.

Good News Translation
Some of them go into people's houses and gain control over weak women who are burdened by the guilt of their sins and driven by all kinds of desires,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions,

International Standard Version
For some of these men go into homes and deceive foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.

NET Bible
For some of these insinuate themselves into households and captivate weak women who are overwhelmed with sins and led along by various passions.

New Heart English Bible
For among them are those who creep into households and take captive weak-willed women weighed down with sins, led away by various passions and pleasures,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For some of them are these who crawl house to house and capture women buried in sins and are led to various lusts,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of these men go into homes and mislead weak-minded women who are burdened with sins and led by all kinds of desires.

New American Standard 1977
For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For of this sort are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts,

King James 2000 Bible
For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts,

American King James Version
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

American Standard Version
For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:

Darby Bible Translation
For of these are they who are getting into houses, and leading captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts,

English Revised Version
For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts,

Webster's Bible Translation
For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts;

Weymouth New Testament
Among them are included the men who make their way into private houses and carry off weak women as their prisoners--women who, weighed down by the burden of their sins, are led by ever-changing caprice,

World English Bible
For some of these are people who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

Young's Literal Translation
for of these there are those coming into the houses and leading captive the silly women, laden with sins, led away with desires manifold,
Study Bible
Evil in the Last Days
5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these! 6They are the kind who worm their way into households and captivate vulnerable women who are weighed down with sins and led astray by various passions, 7always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

1 Timothy 5:6
But she who lives for pleasure is dead even while she is still alive.

Titus 1:11
who must be silenced. For the sake of dishonorable gain, they undermine entire households and teach things they should not.

Titus 3:3
For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Jude 1:4
For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed--ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

of this.

Matthew 23:14
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Titus 1:11
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Jude 1:4
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

laden.

Psalm 38:4
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Isaiah 1:4
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

led.

1 Corinthians 12:2
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

2 Peter 3:17
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

divers.

Mark 4:19
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

1 Timothy 6:9
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Titus 3:3
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.







Lexicon
They are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the kind who
τούτων (toutōn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

worm their way
ἐνδύνοντες (endynontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1744: To clothe; mid: I enter, creep into. From ennomos and duno; to sink (compare enduo) on, i.e. (figuratively) sneak.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

households
οἰκίας (oikias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

captivate
αἰχμαλωτίζοντες (aichmalōtizontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 163: To take captive (in war); I subdue, ensnare. From aichmalotos; to make captive.

vulnerable women
γυναικάρια (gynaikaria)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1133: A woman, with all a woman's weakness, a poor weak woman, a silly woman. A diminutive from gune; a little woman.

who are weighed down
σεσωρευμένα (sesōreumena)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4987: To heap up, load. From another form of soros; to pile up.

with sins
ἁμαρτίαις (hamartiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

[and] led astray
ἀγόμενα (agomena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 71: A primary verb; properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, go, pass, or induce.

by various
ποικίλαις (poikilais)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4164: Various, of different colors, diverse, various. Of uncertain derivation; motley, i.e. Various in character.

passions,
ἐπιθυμίαις (epithymiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.
(6) For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women.--The corrupting influence of these hypocritical professors of the religion of Jesus must have been already great, and the danger to all real vital godliness in Ephesus imminent, for Paul here specifies one of the most--perhaps the most--successful work of these toilers for Satan: the power they were acquiring over women. As we shall see, these unhappy men busied themselves in securing popularity among the female portion of the flock in the Ephesian Church, and the way by which they won their popularity was by supplying anodynes for the guilty consciences of these women, laden, we are told, with sins The expression, "which creep into houses," although perfectly natural, and one which, even in these Western countries, could be used with propriety to express the method in which these deceiving and perverting men make their way into households, yet, when we remember the comparative state of seclusion in which women usually lived and still live in Eastern lands, the words used by Paul acquire an increased force. Special fraud and deceit was needful for these false teachers to creep into the women's apartments in Asia. The Greek word translated "lead captive" is a peculiar one, and is only found in comparatively later Greek. It is supposed to be a word of Alexandrian or Macedonian origin. It here represents these women as wholly under the influence of these bad men, to the utter destruction of all true, healthy, home life. The Greek word translated "silly women," in the Vulgate "mulierculas," is simply a diminutive, expressing contempt. There is no doubt but that the older Heresiarchs made great use of women in the propagation of their new and strange systems. They worked more easily, perhaps, on the impulsive and emotional female mind; but what has never sufficiently been taken into account is the reaction which was then taking place among women, so long relegated to an inferior and subordinate position, and now, by the teaching of Christ and His Apostles, raised to a position of equality with men as regards the hope of future glory. In many instances, in the first ages of Christianity, there is no doubt, but that they misunderstood their position; they claimed work they could never do, and aimed after an influence they could never exercise, and thus, no doubt, in these first feverish years many a woman fell a comparatively easy prey to these proselytisers, who, laying claim to a higher and deeper wisdom, proposed now to lead some into the knowledge of profound and hidden mysteries, now offered ease of conscience to others if they would but follow them. Irenaeus, in the second century, speaks of the special power which the Valentinian Gnostic Marcus had acquired over women; and Epiphanius, in the same century, also refers to the Gnostics' deceitful influence with the female sex. Jerome, in an interesting though rhetorical passage (Epist. ad Ctesiphontem), cites a number of instances in which a woman shared in the baleful influence exercised by the leading masters of heresy in doctrine and laxity of life.

Simon Magus, he tells us, was accompanied by the wicked Helen. Nicolas, of Antioch, a teacher of immorality, gathered round him what Jerome calls choros faemineos. Montanus is associated with the well-known names of Maximilla and Prisca. Donatus is coupled with Lucilla. Marcion, Arius, Priscillian, and other Heresiarchs, famous in the annals of the early churches, he speaks of as intimately associated with or supported by female influence.

Laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.--This gives us some insight into the source of the power which these false teachers acquired over those women of Ephesus who in name were Christians. They had accepted the faith of Christ, but were unable to live His life; over their passions and lusts had these no mastery. "Laden with sins," and "led away with divers lusts," these weak women fell an easy prey to men who procured them, by means of their lying doctrines, a false peace. By their words they seemed to have lulled the consciences of their female listeners to sleep. They showed them, no doubt, how in their school they might still be Christians and yet indulge their divers lusts.

Verse 6. - These for this sort, A.V.; tact for which, A.V.; take for lead, A.V.; by for with, A.V. Creep into (ἐνδύνοντες); here only in the New Testament. It has the sense of "sneaking into," "insinuating themselves into," as in Xenophon, 'Cyrop.,' 2. 1. 13. Take captive (αἰχμαλωτεύοντες); as in Ephesians 4:3. The other form, αἰχμαλωτίζοντες which is that of the R.T., is in Luke 21:24; Romans 7:23; 2 Corinthians 10:5. The word well describes the blind surrender of the will and conscience to such crafty teachers. Silly women (τὰ γυναικάρια, diminutive of γυνή); nowhere else in the New Testament or LXX., but is used by some late Greek authors. It is a term of contempt - he will not call them γυναῖκας - they are only γυναικάρια. In the passages quoted by Alford from Irenaeus and Epiphanius, the women made use of by the later Gnostics are called γυναικάρια. See, too, the striking quotation in the same note from Jerome, specifying by name the women whom Nicolas of Antioch, Marcion, Montanus, and others employed as their instruments in spreading their abominable heresies. So true is St. Paul's forecast in the text. Laden with sins (σεσωρευμένα ἁμαρτίαις); elsewhere only in Romans 12:20, "heap coals of fire." It occurs in Aristotle and other Greek writers in the sense of heaping one thing upon another, and heaping up anything with something else. The last is the sense in which it is here used. It seems to convey the idea of passive helplessness. Led away (ἀγόμενα); with a strong intimation of unresisting weakness (comp. 1 Corinthians 12:2; Acts 8:32; Luke 23:32). Lusts (ἐπιθυμίαις); all kinds of carnal and selfish desires (see Matthew 4:19; John 8:44; Romans 1:24; Romans 6:12; Romans 7:7, 8; Galatians 5:24; Ephesians 2:3; Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:9; 2 Timothy 2:22; 2 Timothy 4:3: Titus 2:12; fit. 3; 1 Peter 1:14, etc.; 2 Peter 2:18; 1 John 2:16, etc.). 3:1-9 Even in gospel times there would be perilous times; on account of persecution from without, still more on account of corruptions within. Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and do their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get, and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men do not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedient to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy and without the fear of God, because unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God's gifts, if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts. Times are perilous also, when parents are without natural affection to children. And when men have no rule over their own spirits, but despise that which is good and to be honoured. God is to be loved above all; but a carnal mind, full of enmity against him, prefers any thing before him, especially carnal pleasure. A form of godliness is very different from the power; from such as are found to be hypocrites, real Christians must withdraw. Such persons have been found within the outward church, in every place, and at all times. There ever have been artful men, who, by pretences and flatteries, creep into the favour and confidence of those who are too easy of belief, ignorant, and fanciful. All must be ever learning to know the Lord; but these follow every new notion, yet never seek the truth as it is in Jesus. Like the Egyptian magicians, these were men of corrupt minds, prejudiced against the truth, and found to be quite without faith. Yet though the spirit of error may be let loose for a time, Satan can deceive the nations and the churches no further, and no longer, than God will permit.
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