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2 Corinthians 2:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of *his* thoughts.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lest we should be overreached by Satan, for, of his thoughts, we are not ignorant.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That we be not overreached by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his devices.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Lest Satan should get an aduantage of vs: for wee are not ignorant of his deuices.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— lest Satana get the advantage of you; for we know his devices.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— lest Satan should overreach us; for we know his devices.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Lest 3363
{3363} Prime
ἵνα με
hina me
{hin'-ah may}
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not.
Satan 4567
{4567} Prime
Σατανᾶς
Satanas
{sat-an-as'}
Of Chaldee origin corresponding to G4566 (with the definite article affixed); the accuser, that is, the devil.
y5259
[5259] Standard
ὑπό
hupo
{hoop-o'}
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
should get an advantage x4122
(4122) Complement
πλεονεκτέω
pleonekteo
{pleh-on-cek-teh'-o}
From G4123; to be covetous, that is, (by implication) to over reach.
of us: y4122
[4122] Standard
πλεονεκτέω
pleonekteo
{pleh-on-cek-teh'-o}
From G4123; to be covetous, that is, (by implication) to over reach.
z5686
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
for 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
we are not y3756
[3756] Standard
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
ignorant 50
{0050} Prime
ἀγνοέω
agnoeo
{ag-no-eh'-o}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G3539; not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by implication to ignore (through disinclination).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
x3756
(3756) Complement
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
of his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
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.
devices. 3540
{3540} Prime
νόημα
noema
{no'-ay-mah}
From G3539; a perception, that is, purpose, or (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 2:11

_ _ Literally, “That we may have no advantage gained over us by Satan,” namely, by letting one of our members be lost to us through despair, we ourselves furnishing Satan with the weapon, by our repulsive harshness to one now penitent. The loss of a single sinner is a common loss; therefore, in 2 Corinthians 2:10, he said, “for your sakes.” Paul had “delivered” the offender “to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the Spirit might be saved” (1 Corinthians 5:5). Satan sought to destroy the spirit also: to let him do so, would be to give him an advantage, and let him overreach us.

_ _ not ignorant of his devices — “Ignorant” and “devices” are words akin in sound and root in Greek: we are not without knowledge of his knowing schemes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 2:11

Lest Satan — To whom he had been delivered, and who sought to destroy not only his flesh, but his soul also. Get an advantage over us — For the loss of one soul is a common loss.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 2:11

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

(i) Of his mischievous counsel and devilish will.

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 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
1 Chronicles 21:1-2 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. ... And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know [it].
Job 1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Job 2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
Zechariah 3:1-4 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. ... And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat:
John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him;
Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ... For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
Revelation 12:9-11 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. ... And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
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