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

  • Iwillgo
    JUST REMEMBER THIS.....U CANT TEACH WHAT U DON'T KNOW
  • BSP
    Verse 4: As a soldier under Christ, we must be single-minded and avoid becoming tied up in unnecessary material pursuits that could prevent us from fully accomplishing our life-saving ministry.
  • Darrien DeFederico
    Cathy Cooper, strive lawfully means to compete according to the rules. Paul here is comparing the Christian walk to a race. If you cheat in a race, you are disqualified. If you sin, cheat others, etc. without repenting you will be disqualified from Heaven.
  • Cathy Cooper
    What does verse 5 mean except he strive lawfully
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:3 THOU THEREFORE ENDURE HARDNESS AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST --2:4--NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE THAT HE MAY --- PLEASE HIM --- WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER EPHESIANS 6:20 FOR WHICH I AM AN AMBASSADOR IN BONDS THAT THEREIN I MAY SPEAK BOLDLY AS I OUGHT TO SPEAK
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. We must keep the Faith in Christ Jesus to run the RACE.

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