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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"to return to soberness," as from a state of delirium or drunkenness (ana, "back," or "again," nepho, "to be sober, to be wary"), is used in 2 Timothy 2:26 , "may recover themselves" (RV marg., "return to soberness," AV marg., "awake"), said of those who, opposing the truth through accepting perversions of it, fall into the snare of the Devil, becoming intoxicated with error; for these "recovery" is possible only by "repentance unto the knowledge of the truth." For a translation of the verse see CAPTIVE , B, No. 3.Notes: (1) For "recovering of sight," Luke 4:18 , see SIGHT. (2) In Mark 16:18 , the phrase echo kalos, lit., "to have well," i.e., "to be well," is rendered "they shall recover."
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Recover'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/r/recover.html. 1940.