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2 Timothy 2:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and they may come to their senses [and escape] from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and that they may awake up out of the snare of the devil, [who are] taken by him, for *his* will.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they should wake up to sobriety out of, the adversary's, snare,—though they have been taken alive by him for, that one's, will.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they may awake out of the devil's snare, having been caught by him at his will.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by whom they are held captive at his will.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And that they may recouer themselues out of the snare of the deuill, who are taken captiue by him at his will.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and be mindful of themselves, and remove from the snare of Satana, by whom they have been entrapped at his will.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and may recollect themselves, and may escape out of the snare of Satan, at whose pleasure they have been held ensnared.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
[that] they may recover themselves 366
{0366} Prime
ἀνανήφω
ananepho
{an-an-ay'-fo}
From G0303 and G3525; to become sober again, that is, (figuratively) regain (one's) senses.
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
out of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
snare 3803
{3803} Prime
παγίς
pagis
{pag-ece'}
From G4078; a trap (as fastened by a noose or notch); figuratively a trick or stratagem (temptation).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
devil, 1228
{1228} Prime
διάβολος
diabolos
{dee-ab'-ol-os}
From G1225; a traducer; specifically Satan (compare [H7854]).
who are taken captive 2221
{2221} Prime
ζωγρέω
zogreo
{dzogue-reh'-o}
From the same as G2226 and G0064; to take alive (make a prisoner of war), that is, (figuratively) to capture or ensnare.
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
by 5259
{5259} Prime
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]).
him 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.
at 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
his 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
will. 2307
{2307} Prime
θέλημα
thelema
{thel'-ay-mah}
From the prolonged form of G2309; a determination (properly the thing), that is, (actively) choice (specifically purpose, decree; abstractly volition) or (passively) inclination.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Timothy 2:26

_ _ recover themselvesGreek, “awake to soberness,” namely from the spiritual intoxication whereby they have fallen into the snare of the devil.

_ _ the snare — (Ephesians 6:11, “the wiles of the devil”: 1 Timothy 3:7; 1 Timothy 6:9).

_ _ taken captive by him at his willso as to follow the will of “THAT” (the Greek emphatically marks Satan thus) foe. However, different Greek pronouns stand for “him” and “his”; and the Greek for “taken captive” means not “captured for destruction,” but “for being saved alive,” as in Luke 5:10, “Thou shalt catch men to save them unto life”; also there is no article before the Greek participle, which the English Version “who are taken captive,” would require. Therefore, translate, “That they may awake ... taken as saved (and willing) captives by him (the servant of the Lord, 2 Timothy 2:24), so as to follow the will of HIM (the Lord, 2 Timothy 2:24, or “God,” 2 Timothy 2:25).” There are here two evils, the “snare” and sleep, from which they are delivered: and two goods to which they are translated, awaking and deliverance. Instead of Satan’s thrall comes the free and willing captivity of obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). It is God who goes before, giving repentance (2 Timothy 2:25); then the work of His servant following is sure to be crowned with success, leading the convert henceforth to “live to the will of God” (Acts 22:14; 1 Peter 4:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Timothy 2:22-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Timothy 2:26

Who — At present are not only captives, but asleep; utterly insensible of their captivity.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

out:

Psalms 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 unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath 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, ... That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
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, which drown men in destruction and perdition. ... For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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.
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, ... And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

who are:

Isaiah 42:6-7 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; ... To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 49:25-26 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. ... And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Matthew 12:28-29 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. ... Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth 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, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. ... For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

taken captive:
Gr. Taken alive

at:

Job 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath [is] in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he [is] in thine hand; but save his life.
Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat: ... But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him;
John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine 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 unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
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Jb 1:12; 2:6. Ps 124:7. Is 8:15; 28:13; 42:6; 49:25; 53:12. Mt 12:28. Lk 11:21; 15:17; 22:31. Jn 13:2, 27. Ac 5:3; 26:18. 1Co 15:34. 2Co 2:11. Ep 5:14. Col 1:13. 2Th 2:9. 1Ti 1:20; 3:7; 6:9. 2P 2:18. Rv 12:9; 20:2.

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