2 Timothy 2:26

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

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 2 Timothy 2:26

And that they may recouer themselues out of the snare of the deuill, who are taken captiue by him at his will.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so they may get themselves free from the net of the Evil One, being made the prisoners of the Lord's servant, for the purpose of God.
- Basic English Bible

and that they may awake up out of the snare of the devil, [who are] taken by him, for *his* will.
- Darby Bible

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

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

and they may recover themselves out of the devil's snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.
- World English Bible

and that thei rise ayen fro the snares of the deuel, of whom thei ben holdun prisoneris at his wille.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they may awake out of the devil's snare, having been caught by him at his will.
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:26

2:26 Who - At present are not only captives, but asleep; utterly insensible of their captivity.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:26

2Ti 2:26 And [that] they may recover. They are in "the snare of the devil", taken captive at will. The only hope is that in the providence of God they "may recover" themselves (the idea is, to "return to soberness", Revised Version, margin), repent, and acknowledge the truth. Men are commanded to "Repent", Mt 3:2 Ac 2:38, etc., but here God is alluded to as "peradventure" giving repentance. The meaning is made clear by comparing with Ac 11:18: "Then hath God also the Gentiles granted repentance unto life". The meaning there is that God has granted to the Gentiles the privilege of repentance, even as unto the Jews. So Paul's idea here is that God, peradventure, may grant these, though sinning so grievously, opportunities for repentance, instead of delivering them over to hardness of heart.


Comments for 2 Timothy 2:26

Bobby Beeman's comment on 2015-07-08 11:03:08:

2 Tim 2.26 To recover yourself from the snare of the devil. This verse means exactly what it says. We know the devil comes to steal , kill and to destroy John 10.10 He dose not come to the unsaved he has them already. There for he comes to the saved. 1 Peter 5.8 Be sober, be vigilant alert, prepared because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brothers that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. James tells us to Draw near to God cleanse our hands of wickedness repent and God will draw near to us. Through worship and adoration we draw near to God . By praising him and lifting Him up he will draw us near to him and quicken His word to us that is bring it to our mind and then we resist the devil by the word as Jesus did then we start learning to walk in the Spirit alway with grace Praying and praising without ceasing if need be under our breathe as well.There by walking in the spirit.


Mike Smith's comment on 2015-03-23 12:13:47:

Some calvinists use this verse as meaning "someone cannot be saved unless God allows them to be ". The verse says to "recover themselves ", not "deliver themselves ". Recovering is different than delivering, implying that the individual 's walk was previously godly. If the individual was delivered then they were never saved to start with. Someone cannot recover something if they did not possess it already. Any comments or corrections are welcomed, this is just my take on it so far.


Kent Kelley's comment on 2012-10-07 11:24:32:

It appears that there is also this Sovereign use in satanic chastening means in the sanctification of a justified true believer. Seems to be such in 1 Corinthians 5:4,5 "that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." Feel free to communicate. Kent in Ukraine


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