New American Standard Bible
I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.
King James Bible
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
Darby Bible Translation
And I say this to the end that no one may delude you by persuasive speech.
World English Bible
Now this I say that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.
Young's Literal Translation
and this I say, that no one may beguile you in enticing words,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And this I say - Respecting the character and sufficiency of the truth revealed in Christ.
Lest any man should beguile you - Deceive you, lead you away from the truth.
With enticing words - Artful words, smooth and plausible arguments; such as were employed by the Greek sophists and rhetoricians.
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For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
1 Corinthians 2:4
and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
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