2 Corinthians 11:1–21

Would to God ye could abear with me a little in bmy folly: and indeed ||abear with me. For I am cjealous over you with godly jealousy: for dI have espoused you to one husband, efthat I may present you fas a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as gthe serpent hbeguiled Eve through his isubtilty, so your jminds kshould be corrupted from the lsimplicity that is in Christ. For if mhe that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or nanother gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well abear ||with him. For I osuppose I was pnot a whit behind the very qchiefest apostles. But rthough I be srude in speech, tyet not in knowledge; but ttwe have been throughly made manifest among you in all things. Have I committed uan offence in vabasing myself that ye might be exalted, because wI have preached to you the gospel of God xfreely? I robbed other churches, taking ywages of them, to do you service. And when I was present with you, and wanted, xzI was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me athe brethren which came from bMacedonia supplied: and in all things cI have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. 10 dAs the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this fboasting in the gregions of hAchaia. 11 Wherefore? ibecause I love you not? kGod knoweth. 12 But what I do, that I will do, lthat I may cut off moccasion from them which desire moccasion; that wherein they glory, nthey may be found even as we. 13 For osuch are pfalse apostles, qdeceitful workers, rtransforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for sSatan himself is rtransformed into tan angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if uhis ministers also be rtransformed as vthe ministers of righteousness; wwhose end shall be according to their works.

16 I xsay again, yLet no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool ||zreceive me, that I may boast myself a little. 17 That which I speak, aI speak it not after the Lord, but as it were nfoolishly, bin this confidence of boasting. 18 Seeing that many glory cafter the flesh, dI will glory also. 19 For eye suffer fools gladly, fseeing ye yourselves are wise. 20 For eye suffer, if a man gbring you into bondage, hif a man devour you, if a man itake of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man ksmite you on the face. 21 I speak as concerning lreproach, mas though we had been weak. Howbeit dwhereinsoever any is bold, (I speak nfoolishly,) I am bold also.

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