With all deceit of unrighteousness (en pash apath adikia). This pastmaster of trickery will have at his command all the energy and skill of Satan to mislead and deceive. How many illustrations lie along the pathway of Christian history. For them that are perishing (toi apollumenoi). Dative case of personal interest. Note this very phrase in 2 Corinthians 2:15 ; 2 Corinthians 4:3 . Present middle participle of appollumi, to destroy, the dreadful process goes on. Because (anq on). In return for which things (anti and the genitive of the relative pronoun). Same idiom in Luke 1:20 ; Luke 12:3 ; Luke 19:44 ; Acts 12:23 and very common in the LXX. The love of the truth (thn agaphn th alhqeia). That is the gospel in contrast with lying and deceit. That they might be saved (ei to swqhnai autou). First aorist passive infinitive of swzw with ei to, again, epexegetic purpose of the truth if they had heeded it.