1 Timothy 1:20

Hymenaeus (Humenaio). The same heretic reappears in 2 Timothy 2:17 . He and Alexander are the chief "wreckers" of faith in Ephesus. Alexander (Alexandro). Probably the same as the one in 2 Timothy 4:14 , but not the Jew of that name in Acts 19:33 , unless he had become a Christian since then. I delivered unto Satan (paredwka twi Satanai). See this very idiom (paradounai twi Satanai) in 1 Corinthians 5:5 . It is a severe discipline of apostolic authority, apparently exclusion and more than mere abandonment ( 1 Thessalonians 2:18 ; 1 Corinthians 5:11 ; 2 Corinthians 2:11 ), though it is an obscure matter. That they might be taught not to blaspheme (ina paideuqwsin mh blasphmein). Purpose clause with ina and first aorist passive subjunctive of paideuw. For this use of this common late verb, see 1 Corinthians 11:32 ; 2 Corinthians 6:9 .