2 Timothy 2:26
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English Standard Version
and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

King James Bible
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

American Standard Version
and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil, by whom they are held captive at his will.

English Revised Version
and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by the Lord's servant unto the will of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Weymouth New Testament
and recover sober-mindedness and freedom from the Devil's snare, though they are now entrapped by him to do his will.

2 Timothy 2:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

May recover themselves (ἀνανήψωσιν)

Lit. may return to soberness. N.T.o. See on be sober, 1 Thessalonians 5:6. A similar connection of thought between coming to the knowledge of God and awaking out of a drunken stupor, occurs 1 Corinthians 15:34.

Out of the snare of the devil (ἐκ τῆς τοῦ διαβόλου παγίδος)

Comp. Psalm 124:7. The phrase snare of the devil, only here and 1 Timothy 3:7 (note). The metaphor is mixed; return to soberness out of the snare of the devil.

Who are taken captive (ἐζωγρημένοι)

Or, having been held captive. Only here and Luke 5:10 (note on thou shalt catch).

By him (ὑπ' αὐτοῦ)

The devil.

At his will (εἰς τὸἐκείνου θέλημα)

Better, unto his will: that is, to do his (God's) will.

The whole will then read: "And that they may return to soberness out of the snare of the devil (having been held captive by him) to do God's will."

2 Timothy 2:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

recover. Gr. awake.

Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

out.

Psalm 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Isaiah 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

Isaiah 28:13 But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Revelation 20:2,3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years...

who are.

Isaiah 42:6,7 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people...

Isaiah 49:25,26 But thus said the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered...

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong...

Matthew 12:28,29 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come to you...

Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace:

2 Peter 2:18-20 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

taken captive. Gr. Taken alive. at.

Job 1:12 And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only on himself put not forth your hand...

Job 2:6 And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; but save his life.

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...

John 13:2,27 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him...

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Cross References
Luke 5:10
and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men."

1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

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