2 Timothy 2:26

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • Trinity adwoa kwofie
    for the same bible says that for whosoever that shall call on the name of the lord shall be saved. and it is only the righteous that will be saved. this verse is telling us that God knows his children and the salvation that he promised us is sealed by the resurrection of his son. so in other for us to inherit this we should move away from sin.
  • Samuel Thangarajan
    Be strong in the grace that is in Lord Jesus Christ We have to be strong in the grace.Holding on the things He has accomplished on the cross.His grace is sufficient for us.It is sufficient for all the things we pass through. By His grace a throne is established.God bless you
  • I always saw GRACE as extra time to learn the TRUTH and get it right while you still have LIFE because HIS GRACE is sufficient and GRACE stop at the grave, then JUDGMENT.
  • This scripture shows the importance of delegating responsibility. Paul entrusted responsibility to Timothy and he in turn encouraged Timothy to entrust responsibility to others.
  • Dont partake with them
  • Jim Sorrell for verse 3
    To gain a better understanding of this verse I have enrolled in karate training. I learned how to fight. I learned loyalty towards my instructors and their goal for my betterment. I learned to endure the repetitions and the injuries. I learned that God is with me wherever I go.

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