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2 Timothy 2:26

2 Timothy 2:26 (KJV)

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

2 Timothy 2:26 (Literal)

26 and that they may clear their minds [sober up and escape] from the Devil’s trap, in which they are held captive by him to do his will.

CONTEXT- Prayer- Be Diligent, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth vs. Erring Concerning the Truth 

2 Timothy 2:1-26

1 You therefore, my child, be strong [infused with inner strength] in the grace which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Entrust the things concerning the deposit, which you have heard from me through many witnesses, to faithful men who shall also be competent to teach others. 3 Endure [unavoidable] evil together with me as a good worker of Jesus Christ. 4 No one who labors gets himself entangled with the things of the world [which interfere with his work], so that he may please the one who chose him [to labor]. 5 If anyone competes in the games, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer has the right to receive the fruits of his harvest first. 7 Think about it [selah]. The Lord shall give you understanding in all things. 8 Remember: Jesus Christ raised out from among the dead out of the seed of David according to the gospel I proclaim, 9 for which I endure evil, even to the end of being chained like a criminal; but the Word of God is not chained. 10 For this reason I endure all things for the called out [of God] that they may hit the mark with respect to the wholeness which is in Christ Jesus with, eternal glory— 11 The Word is faithful—for if we died together with him, we shall live together with him also. 12 If we endure these things, we shall reign as kings together with him also. If we should deny him [in practice], he will deny us [our rewards] also. 13 If we are unfaithful, yet he shall remain faithful. He cannot deny himself. 14 Keep reminding them of these things, charging them before God not to engage in useless disputes [word battles], which undermine and subvert those who listen. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved before God, as a worker who has no cause to be ashamed
[of his workmanship], rightly dividing the Word of Truth. 16 Avoid profane and empty discussions. They will lead to an increase of ungodliness, 17 and their word will eat away as gangrene. So it is with Hymenaeus and Philetus. 18 They have missed the mark concerning the truth, asserting the resurrection has already happened and so overthrowing the believing of some. 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands, having this seal [guarantee]: The Lord knows those who are His, and let every one who names the name of the Lord stand away from unrighteousness. 20 In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also vessels of wood and of clay. Some [the gold and silver vessels] are valuable, designed for formal, honorable use, while others [the wood and clay vessels] are not worth as much and designed for everyday use. 21 If, therefore, one thoroughly cleanses himself from these [discussions contrary to the Word], he shall be a valuable vessel, set apart, well suited for use by the Master, prepared for every good work. 22 Flee youthful cravings and pursue righteousness, believing, the love of God, and peace with those who call on the name of the Lord out of a pure [unadulturated] heart. 23 Refuse to consider foolish questions which demonstrate a lack of maturity, realizing that they breed disputes. 24 A bondslave of the lord should not dispute. Instead he should be gentle to all, a skillful teacher, holding up against evil. 25 He should with meekness correct [give disciplined instruction to] those who stand in opposition [to the Word], in the event that God would allow them to change their minds to an accurate knowledge of the truth 26 and that they may clear their minds [sober up and escape] from the Devil’s trap, in which they are held captive by him to do his will.


The Structure of 2 Timothy 

A. 2 Timothy 1:1 and 2: The Salutation.
      B. 2 Timothy 1:3-18: Stir Up Your Ministry vs. All Asia Turned from Paul
          C. 2 Timothy 2:1-26: Prayer— Be Diligent, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth vs. Erring Concerning the Truth.
          C. 2 Timothy 3:1-17: Continue in the True Doctrine vs. Resisting the Truth
      B. 2 Timothy 4:1-18: Preach and Preserve the Word vs. Turn from the Truth.
A. 2 Timothy 4:19-22: Salutation.


Topic: 2Ti2:26, 2 Ti 2:26