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 Wolde to god ye coulde suffre me a lytell in my folysshnes: yee and I praye you forbeare me. 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am gelous over you with godly gelousy. For I coupled you to one man to make you a chaste virgen to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I feare lest as the serpent begyled Eve thorow his sutteltie even so youre wittes shuld be corrupte from the singlenes that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that commeth preache another Iesus then hym whom we preached: or if ye receave another sprete then that which ye have receaved: other another gospell then that ye have receaved ye myght right wel have bene content.
of his equality with the chief Apostles,
2 Corinthians 11:5 I suppose that I was not behynde ye chefe apostles. 2 Corinthians 11:6 Though I be rude in speakynge yet I am not so in knowledge. How be it amonge you we are knowen to the vtmost what we are in all thynges.
of his preaching the Gospel to them freely, and without any their charge,
2 Corinthians 11:7 Did I therin synne be cause I submitted my silfe that ye myght be exalted and because I preached to you the gospell of God fre? 2 Corinthians 11:8 I robbed other congregacions and toke wages of the to do you service with all. 2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with yov and had nede I was greuous to no man for that which was lackynge vnto me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all thynges I kept my silfe that I shuld not be greveous to you: and so will I kepe my silfe. 2 Corinthians 11:10 Yf the trueth of Christ be in me this ieioysynge shall not be taken from me in the regions of Achaia. 2 Corinthians 11:11 Wherfore? Be cause I love you not? God knoweth. 2 Corinthians 11:12 Neverthe lesse what I doo that will I do to cut awaye occasion from them which desyre occasion that they myght be founde lyke vnto vs in that wherin they reioyce.
shewing that he was not inferior to those deceitful workers in any legal prerogative,
2 Corinthians 11:13 For these falce apostles are disceatefull workers and fassion them selves lyke vnto ye apostles of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvayle for satan him silfe is chaunged into the fassion of an angell of light. 2 Corinthians 11:15 Therfore it is no great thynge though his ministers fassion them selves as though they were the ministers of rightewesnes: whose ende shalbe acordynge to their dedes. 2 Corinthians 11:16 I saye agayne lest eny man thynke yt I am folishe: or els eve now take me as a fole that I maye bost my silfe a lytell. 2 Corinthians 11:17 That I speake I speake it not after the wayes of the lorde: but as it were folysshly whill we are now come to bostynge. 2 Corinthians 11:18 Seynge that many reioyce after ye flesshe I will reioyce also. 2 Corinthians 11:19 For ye suffre foles gladly be cause that ye youre selves are wyse. 2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye suffre even if a man brynge you into bondage: yf a ma devoure: yf a man take: yf a man exalt hym silfe: yf a man smyte you on the face. 2 Corinthians 11:21 I speake as concernynge rebuke as though we had bene weake. How be it wherin soever eny man dare be bolde (I speake folisshly) I dare be bolde also 2 Corinthians 11:22 They are Ebrues so am I: They are Israelites eve so am I. They are ye seede of Abraha even so am I.
and in the service of Christ, and in all kind of sufferings for his ministry, far superior.
2 Corinthians 11:23 They are ye ministers of Christ (I speake as a fole) I am moare: In labours moare aboundat: In strypes above measure: In preson more plenteously: In deeth ofte. 2 Corinthians 11:24 Of the Iewes five tymes receaved I every tyme .xl. strypes saue one. 2 Corinthians 11:25 Thryse was I beten with roddes. I was once stoned. I suffered thryse shipwracke. Nyght and daye have I bene in the depe of the see. 2 Corinthians 11:26 In iorneyinge often: In parels of waters: In parels of robbers: In ieoperdies of myne awne nacion: In ieoperdies amoge the hethen. I have bene in parels in cities in parels in wildernes in parels in the see in parels amonge falce brethren 2 Corinthians 11:27 in laboure and travayle in watchynge often in honger in thirst in fastynges often in colde and in nakednes. 2 Corinthians 11:28 And besyde the thynges which outwardly happe vnto me I am cobred dayly and do care for all congregacions. 2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is sicke and I am not sicke? Who is hurte in the fayth and my hert burneth not? 2 Corinthians 11:30 Yf I must nedes reioyce I will reioyce of myne infirmities. 2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and father of oure lorde Iesus Christ which is blessed for evermore knoweth that I lye not 2 Corinthians 11:32 In ye citie of Damascon the governer of ye people vnder kynge Aretas layde watche in ye citie of the Damasces and wolde have caught me 2 Corinthians 11:33 and at a wyndowe was I let doune in a basket thorowe the wall and so scaped his hondes.