2 Corinthians 11
Out of his jealousy over the Corinthians, who seemed to make more account of the false apostles than of him, he entereth into a forced commendation of himself,
2 Corinthians 11:1 I could wish ye would bear with me as to some little foolishness,Nay! do even bear with me! 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with a jealousy, of God; for I myself betrothed you unto one husband, to present, a chaste virgin, unto the Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest, by any means, as, the serpent, completely deceived Eve, in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the singleness [and the chasteness] which are [due] unto the Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:4 For, if, indeed, he that cometh, is proclaiming, another Jesus, whom we have not proclaimed, or, a different Spirit, ye are receiving, which ye had not received, or a different glad-message, which ye have never welcomed, ye are, well, bearing.
of his equality with the chief Apostles,
2 Corinthians 11:5 For I reckon not to have come a whit behind the exceeding overmuch apostles; 2 Corinthians 11:6 And, even if uncultured in my discourse, certainly not in my knowledge,but, in every way, having made [it] manifest, in all things, unto you.
of his preaching the Gospel to them freely, and without any their charge,
2 Corinthians 11:7 Or, a sin, did I commitabasing, myself, that, ye, might be exalted,in that, free of charge, God's glad-message, I announced unto you? 2 Corinthians 11:8 Other assemblies, I despoiled, receiving supplies that I might minister, unto you; 2 Corinthians 11:9 And, being present with you, and having come short, I was not burdensome to anyone,for, my deficiency, the brethren, coming from Macedonia, helped to make up;and, in everything, without burden unto you, I kept, myselfand will keep! 2 Corinthians 11:10 Truth of Christ is in me, that, this boasting, shall not be silenced unto me, in the regions of Achaia. 2 Corinthians 11:11 Wherefore? Because I love you not? God, knoweth! 2 Corinthians 11:12 But, what I am doing, I also will do,that I may cut off the occasion of them who are wishing an occasion, that, wherein they are boasting themselves, they may be found even as also, we.
shewing that he was not inferior to those deceitful workers in any legal prerogative,
2 Corinthians 11:13 For, such as these, are false apostles, deceitful workers, transfiguring themselves into apostles of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel! for, Satan himself, doth transfigure himself into a messenger of light! 2 Corinthians 11:15 No great thing, therefore, if, his ministers also, are transfiguring themselves as ministers of righteousness!whose end, shall be according to their works. 2 Corinthians 11:16 Again, I saylet no one deem me to be, foolish; but, otherwise, at least, as foolish, give me welcome, that, I also, some little, may boast myself. 2 Corinthians 11:17 What I am saying, not according to the Lord, am I saying, but as in foolishness,in this my boastful confidence! 2 Corinthians 11:18 Since, many, are boasting after the flesh, I also, will boast; 2 Corinthians 11:19 For, gladly, do ye bear with the foolish, being [yourselves], discreet, 2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye bear with itif anyone enslaveth you, if any devoureth, if anyone taketh, if anyone lifteth himself up, if anyone, on the face, doth smite you! 2 Corinthians 11:21 By way of disparagement, am I speaking,as though, we, had been weak! whereas, in whatsoever anyone dareth, in foolishness I speak, I also, dare: 2 Corinthians 11:22 Hebrews, are they? I also, Israelites, are they? I also, seed of Abraham, are they? I also,
and in the service of Christ, and in all kind of sufferings for his ministry, far superior.
2 Corinthians 11:23 Ministers of Christ, are they? As one deranged I am talking, I, above measure!in toils, superabundantly, in prisons, superabundantly, in stripes, to excess, in deaths, oft, 2 Corinthians 11:24 From Jews, five times, forty-save-one, have I received, 2 Corinthians 11:25 Thrice, have I been beaten with rods, once, have I been stoned, thrice, have I been shipwrecked, a day and night, in the deep, have I spent; 2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeyings oft, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own race, in perils from Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the desert, in perils by the sea, in perils among false brethren, 2 Corinthians 11:27 in toil and hardship, in watchings, oft, in hunger and thirst, in fasting, oft, in cold and nakedness: 2 Corinthians 11:28 Apart from the things without, my daily care,my anxiety for all the assemblies; 2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and, I, am not burning? 2 Corinthians 11:30 If, to boast, is needful, in the things that concern my weakness, will I boast. 2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus, knowethHe who is blessed unto the agesthat I am not speaking falsely: 2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of Damascenes, to apprehend me, 2 Corinthians 11:33 And, through a window, was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.