New International Version
in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
King James Bible
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Darby Bible Translation
that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of *his* thoughts.
World English Bible
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
Young's Literal Translation
that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lest Satan should get an advantage - If the man who has given sufficient proof of the sincerity of his repentance be not restored, he may be overwhelmed with sorrow, and sink into despair; and then the discipline of the Church will be represented, not as emendatory, but as leading to destruction. Of this our enemies would most gladly avail themselves, as they wish to discredit this ministry; and there is always at hand a devil to suggest evil, and prompt men to do it; for in this respect we have thorough acquaintance with his devices. Let us therefore be careful to remove, both from Satan and his partisans, all those occasions which might turn to the disadvantage or disparagement of the Gospel of Christ.
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LibraryThe Triumphal Procession
'Thanks be unto God, which always leadeth us in triumph in Christ and maketh manifest through us the savour of His knowledge in every place.'--2 COR. ii. 14 (R.V.) I suppose most of us have some knowledge of what a Roman Triumph was, and can picture to ourselves the long procession, the victorious general in his chariot with its white horses, the laurelled soldiers, the sullen captives, with suppressed hate flashing in their sunken eyes, the wreathing clouds of incense that went up into the blue …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
"But if Ye have Bitter Envying," &C.
Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"
"Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
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