To beguile a person is to persuade him to believe that something false, or wrong, or illogical, is true, or right, or logical. The method of enlisting the allegiance of the beguiled person may be so artful in its cunning and charm that he is unaware of the fraud perpetrated upon him until a third party exposes it.
Eve knew something was wrong when she disobeyed God, but the beguilement was so successful that not until God’s question and subsequent judgment were voiced did she discern the deceitful intention of Satan and her sinful compliance (
Writers of the NT warn against false teachers who may beguile with fair and flattering words (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Jacob W. Kapp