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2 Corinthians 11:1–2

Paul and the False Apostles

11 I hope you will put up withe me in a little foolishness.f Yes, please put up with me! I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband,g to Christ, so that I might present youh as a pure virgin to him.

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2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. Please bear with me. For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me. For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

I wish you would be patient with me even when I am a little foolish, but you are already doing that. I am jealous over you with a jealousy that comes from God. I promised to give you to Christ, as your only husband. I want to give you as his pure bride.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: but indeed ye do bear with me. For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Would that ye would bear with me in a little folly; but indeed bear with me. For I am jealous as to you with a jealousy which is of God; for I have espoused you unto one man, to present you a chaste virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I want you to put up with a little foolishness from me. I’m sure that you will. I’m as protective of you as God is. After all, you’re a virgin whom I promised in marriage to one man—Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me. For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband—to present a pure virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I wish that you would put up with me in something a little foolish—but indeed you are putting up with me. For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

I hope you will put up with a little of my foolish bragging. But you are already doing that.

My jealousy for you comes from God himself. I promised to give you to only one husband. That husband is Christ. I wanted to be able to give you to him as if you were a pure virgin.

2 Corinthians 11:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.