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Fixed notes for slave metaphor

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Susan Quigley 2 years ago
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 This phrase refers to people who recently became believers. The phrase "those who live in error" refers to unbelievers who still live in sin. AT: "people who try to live rightly, instead of living sinfully as they used to and as other people do" (See: [[rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-explicit]])
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-# They promise freedom to them, but they themselves are slaves of corruption
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-"Freedom" here is an idiom for the ability to live exactly as one wants. AT: "They promise to give them the ability to live exactly as they want to live, but they themselves cannot escape their own sinful desires"  (See: [[rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor]]).
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+"Freedom" here represents the ability to live exactly as one wants. AT: "They promise to give them the ability to live exactly as they want to live"  (See: [[rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor]]).
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+# but they themselves are slaves of corruption
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+Peter speaks of people who can only do what is corrupt as if corruption controlled them as a master controls a slave. AT: "but they are like slaves of corruption" (See: [[rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor]])
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 # For a man is a slave to whatever overcomes him
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-Peter speaks of a person as a slave when anything has control over that person, and that thing as the master of that person. AT: "For if something has control over a person, that person becomes like a slave to that thing" (See: [[rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor]])
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+Peter speaks of a person only being able to behave a certain way as if that way had defeated him and made him a slave. AT: "For a man is like a slave to whatever defeats him" or "For if something has control over a person, that person becomes like a slave to that thing" (See: [[rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor]])
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