New International Version
but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
King James Bible
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Darby Bible Translation
But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust;
World English Bible
But each one is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
Young's Literal Translation
and each one is tempted, by his own desires being led away and enticed,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But every man is tempted - Successfully solicited to sin, when he is drawn away of his own lust - when, giving way to the evil propensity of his own heart, he does that to which he is solicited by the enemy of his soul.
Among the rabbins we find some fine sayings on this subject. In Midrash hanaalam, fol. 20, and Yalcut Rubeni, fol. 17, it is said: "This is the custom of evil concupiscence, יצר הרע yetser hara: To-day it saith, Do this; to-morrow, Worship an idol. The man goes and worships. Again it saith, Be angry."
"Evil concupiscence is, at the beginning, like the thread of a spider's web; afterwards it is like a cart rope." Sanhedrim, fol. 99.
In the words, drawn away by his own lust and enticed, ὑπο της ιδιας επιθυμιας εξελκομενος και δελεαζομενος, there is a double metaphor; the first referring to the dragging a fish out of the water by a hook which it had swallowed, because concealed by a bait; the second, to the enticements of impure women, who draw away the unwary into their snares, and involve them in their ruin. Illicit connections of this kind the writer has clearly in view; and every word that he uses refers to something of this nature, as the following verse shows.
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When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
2 Samuel 11:4
Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home.
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
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