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2 Corinthians 11:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And no wonder; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And [it is] not wonderful, for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And no marvel! for, Satan himself, doth transfigure himself into a messenger of light!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and no wonder—for even the Adversary doth transform himself into a messenger of light;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And no marueile, for Sathan himselfe is transformed into an Angel of light.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Nor in this may we wonder, if Satana himself be transformed into an angel of light.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And in this there is nothing strange. For if Satan feigneth himself an angel of light,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
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.
no 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
marvel; 2298
{2298} Prime
From G2296; wondered at, that is, (by implication) wonderful.
for 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
Satan 4567
{4567} Prime
Of Chaldee origin corresponding to G4566 (with the definite article affixed); the accuser, that is, the devil.
himself 846
{0846} Prime
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.
is transformed 3345
{3345} Prime
From G3326 and a derivative of G4976; to transfigure or disguise; figuratively to apply (by accommodation).
<5731> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 69
into 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
an angel 32
{0032} Prime
From ἀγγέλλω [[aggello]] (probably derived from G0071; compare G0034; to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication a pastor.
of light. 5457
{5457} Prime
From an obsolete φάω [[phao]] (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 11:14

_ _ is transformed — rather, “transforms himself” (compare Job 1:6); habitually; the first occasion of his doing so was in tempting Eve. “Himself” is emphatical: If their master himself, who is the “prince of darkness,” the most alien to light, does so, it is less marvelous in the case of them who are his servants (Luke 22:54; Ephesians 6:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 11:5-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 11:14

Satan himself is transformed — Uses to transform himself; to put on the fairest appearances.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of (k) light.

(k) By light is meant the heavenly glory, of which the angels are partakers.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Corinthians 11:3 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.
2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Genesis 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? ... For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Matthew 4:1-10 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. ... Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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