Beguile - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G538, apatao ]
to deceive," is rendered "beguiled" in the RV of 1 Timothy 2:14. See No. 2.

[ 2,,G1818, exapatao ]
a strengthened form of No. 1, is rendered "beguile," 2 Corinthians 11:3; the more adequate rendering would be "as the serpent thoroughly beguiled Eve." So in 1 Timothy 2:14, in the best mss., this stronger form is used of Satan's deception of Eve, lit., "thoroughly beguiled;" the simpler verb, No. 1, is used of Adam. In each of these passages the strengthened form is used. So of the influence of sin, Romans 7:11 (RV, "beguile"); of self-deception, 1 Corinthians 3:18 (RV, "deceive"); of evil men, who cause divisions, Romans 16:18 (RV, "beguile"); of deceitful teachers, 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (RV, "beguile"). See DECEIVE. In the Sept., Exodus 8:29.

[ 3,,G3884, paralogizomai ]
lit. and primarily, "to reckon wrong," hence means "to reason falsely" (para, "from, amiss," logizomai, "to reason") or "to deceive by false reasoning;" translated "delude" in Colossians 2:4, RV (AV, "beguile") and James 1:22 (AV, "deceive"). See DECEIVE, DELUDE.

[ 4,,G1185, deleazo ]
originally meant "to catch by a bait" (from delear, "a bait"); hence "to beguile, entice by blandishments:" in James 1:14, "entice;" in 2 Peter 2:14, AV, "beguile;" in 2 Peter 2:18, AV, "allure;" RV, "entice" in both. See ENTICE.

Note: In Colossians 2:18, the verb katabrabeuo, "to give judgment against, condemn," is translated "beguile ... of your reward," AV; RV, "rob ... of your prize." The verb was used of an umpire's decision against a racer; hence the translations (or paraphrases) in the Eng. versions. See ROB.

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