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2 Timothy 2:26


and they will come to their senses and escape the devil’s trap where they are held captive 1  to do his will. 2 


Job 1:12; Job 2:6; Ps 124:7; Isa 8:15; Isa 28:13; Isa 42:6,7; Isa 49:25,26; Isa 53:12; Mt 12:28,29; Lu 11:21; Lu 15:17; Lu 22:31,32; Joh 13:2,27; Ac 5:3; Ac 26:18; 1Co 15:34; 2Co 2:11; Eph 5:14; Col 1:13; 2Th 2:9-12; 1Ti 1:20; 1Ti 3:7; 1Ti 6:9,10; 2Pe 2:18-20; Re 12:9; Re 20:2,3

NET © Notes

tn Grk “having been captured by him.”

tn Grk “for that one’s will,” referring to the devil, but with a different pronoun than in the previous phrase “by him.” Some have construed “for his will” with the earlier verb and referred the pronoun to God: “come to their senses and escape the devil’s trap (though they have been captured by him) in order to do His will.” In Classical Greek the shift in pronouns would suggest this, but in Koine Greek this change is not significant. The more natural sense is a reference to the devil’s will.

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