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

  • MockingBird
    I believe this passage is telling me to be in God's word daily : to study and meditate in it day and night to let it not depart from mine eyes : To know what God is saying for each and every situation and or circumstance I face rightly dividing the Truth : Then shall I make my way prosperous and then shall I have good success !!! I will not be ashamed at His coming !!! I will be approved of God . to be approved of God , there will be a time of testing !!
  • MockingBird
    The foundation of God is sure : Which is Jesus Christ : His Word : I that have received Jesus as my Lord and Savior : The Lord knows me as His own .He will not tolerate sin in my life : Sin breaks my fellowship with God although it does not sever me from being His child : If I want a clear channel between me and my Lord I must keep myself clean and resist any temptation to sin. But if I sin , I have an advocate with my Father : Jesus Christ : If I confess and forsake the sin : He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse me from all unrighteousness !!!! Praise God !!!
  • 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.
  • Solomon B. Smith
    Indeed the foundation of God is Christ Jesus. Therefore, those of us that have Christ should know that God knows us even by name and base upon this we must be percuelar and not confirming to evil because the that a man does live after him. We have account to give to our maker who is the God Almighty. Having the seal which is the holy spirit is vital and we guided by that in our spiritual walk with God.
  • Lilian
    We are saved by God's grace. God's grace are sufficient enough for us as Jesus shed his blood for us to be saved and to have life in abundance. Keep thanking and Praising Jesus for everything he have done into our lives. There is no other above name and there is no other Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Rapha and Jehovah Shalom its only Jesus. Thanks be to God. Amen
  • Bekezela Dube
    We absolutely ought to die in flesh and grow in Spirit for carnal mind is death and Spiritual mind is Life. The Word of God states it clearly that unless you are in Spirit you will not understand the things of the Spirit and The Spirit of the Lord will not dwell where there is darkness for darkness and light shall not meet. As God knows us, each by our names and before we were created in our mom's wombs, we therefore need to pray for the Spirit of Truth. For the truth shall set us free from sin and bondage. For 1 John1v 9-10 says, If you say you have not sinned you are a liar and verse 10 has a promise there " If u confess your sins I Am Just to forgive you" says the Lord. Isaiah says he was bruised for our transgressions. Say no to sin!!!!!!!

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