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2 Timothy 3:6

By Don Costello

2 Timothy 3:6

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

a. [NIV] They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,

b. [NASB] For among them are those who *enter into households and captivate *weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,

c. [RSV] For among them are those who make their way into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and swayed by various impulses,

d. [Amplified Bible] For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak-natured and spiritually dwarfed women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses.

1.”For of this sort are they which creep into houses”

a. which creep [1744 * enduno; en-in; duno-to sink, go in.]

b. houses [3614 * oikia] a house.]

1). Churches met in houses: Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

2. “and lead captive silly women laden with sins”

a. lead captive [162 * aichmaloteuo] To capture, designating one of the characteristics of the last days, namely the deceptive ability of men to penetrate homes and to captivate women loaded with sins.

1). A synonym of the Greek word used here for “lead captive” is used in Colossians 2:8 for the word “spoil”.

a). Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

b). spoil [4812 * sylagogeo][Thayer: o carry off booty, to carry one off as a captive (and slave), to lead away from the truth and subject to one’s sway.]

2). Surely one component in these women being “lead captive” is they have been taken prisoner by a philosophy, a deceit, or a tradition. Anyone can look around and see our culture has been taken captive by a multitude of philosophies and traditions and deceits that have led us away from God.

b. silly women [1133 * gunaikarion] [Zodhiates:a diminutive of gune, a woman wife; a foolish woman; one who displays immaturity and a lack of dignity.]

1). I do not like the King James phrase “silly women”. The NIV “weak willed women”, is more accurate and to the point. Silly women may have been fitting in 1611 but not in 2012. Although this verse mentions only women, it is just as applicable to men.

c. laden [4987 * soreuo] [Zodhiates: to heap up; heaped up with sins, burdened, laden.]

1). Sin weighs us down and hinders or prohibits our walk with Christ Jesus or of running the race.

a). Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

b). Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

3. “led away with divers lusts.”

a. led away [71 * ago] [Zodhiates: to lead, lead along, bring, carry, remove.]

b. divers [4164 * poikilos] [Zodhiates: meaning various, diverse, manifold.]

c. lusts [1939 * epithumia] [Zodhiates: to desire greatly, longing, lust.]

d. Paul writes that these women, were led away with divers lusts. A demonic spirit is leading them and working in them.

1). Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

e. These women were taken captive by these men because they were in a vulnerable condition because of their yielding to sin. When we habitually yield to sin, to lust, we are placing ourselves in a vulnerable position of being taken captive.

1). Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

f. These women have to be included with those individuals described in the previous chapter of 2 Timothy.

1). 2 Timothy 2:25, 26 In meekness instructing those who oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

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

My name is Don Costello. Ever since I received Christ in November of 1976 I have had a passion to study and know God’s word.My wife Melissa and I have 5 children.

My e-mail address is costello.don@gmail.com

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