Colossians 2:4
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English Standard Version
I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

King James Bible
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

American Standard Version
This I say, that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words.

English Revised Version
This I say, that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this I say, lest any man should deceive you with enticing words.

Weymouth New Testament
I say this to prevent your being misled by any one's plausible sophistry.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Beguile (παραλογίζηται)

Only here and James 1:22. See note. Rev., delude. So Ignatius, speaking of the duty of obedience to the bishop, says: "He that fails in this, does not deceive the visible bishop, but attempts to cheat (παραλογίζεται) the Invisible" (Epistle to Magnesians, 3). The word is found in the Septuagint, Joshua 9:22; 1 Samuel 19:17; 2 Samuel 21:5.

Enticing words (πιθανολογίᾳ)

Rev., persuasiveness of speech. Only here in the New Testament. In classical Greek, of probable argument as opposed to demonstration. So Plato: "Reflect whether you are disposed to admit of probability (πιθανολογίᾳ) and figures of speech in matters of such importance" ("Theaetetus," 163). Compare 1 Corinthians 2:4.

Colossians 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

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lest.

Colossians 2:8,18 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world...

Matthew 24:4,24 And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you...

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Romans 16:18,19 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

2 Corinthians 11:3,11-13 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus...

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

1 Timothy 4:1,2 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...

2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Titus 1:10,11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision...

1 Peter 2:1-3 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

1 John 2:18,26 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists...

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God...

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh...

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

Revelation 20:3,8 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more...

enticing.

1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

Cross References
Romans 16:18
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

1 Corinthians 2:4
and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Ephesians 4:17
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.

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