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1: πλάνος

(Strong's #4108 — Adjective — planos — plan'-os )

is, properly, an adjective, signifying "wandering, or leading astray, seducing," 1 Timothy 4:1 , "seducing (spirits);" used as a noun, it denotes an impostor of the vagabond type, and so any kind of "deceiver" or corrupter, Matthew 27:63; 2 Corinthians 6:8; 2 John 1:7 (twice), in the last of which the accompanying definite article necessitates the translation "the deceiver," RV. See SEDUCE.

2: φρεναπάτης

(Strong's #5423 — Noun Masculine — phrenapates — fren-ap-at'-ace )

akin to C, No. 3, under DECEIVE, lit., "a mind-deceiver," is used in Titus 1:10 .

Note: For "the deceiver," in Revelation 12:9 , see DECEIVE , C, No. 6.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Deceiver'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words.​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​d/deceiver.html. 1940.