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2 Corinthians 11


1 Cor 11:1 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.
1 Cor 11:2 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.
1 Cor 11:3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
1 Cor 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.
1 Cor 11:5 For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.
1 Cor 11:6 But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
1 Cor 11:7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
1 Cor 11:8 I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you;
1 Cor 11:9 and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so.
1 Cor 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
1 Cor 11:11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
1 Cor 11:12 But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
1 Cor 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
1 Cor 11:14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
1 Cor 11:15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
1 Cor 11:16 Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
1 Cor 11:17 What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
1 Cor 11:18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.
1 Cor 11:19 For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.
1 Cor 11:20 For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face.
1 Cor 11:21 To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison. But in whatever respect anyone else is bold" I speak in foolishness" I am just as bold myself.
1 Cor 11:22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.
1 Cor 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? "I speak as if insane" I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
1 Cor 11:24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.
1 Cor 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.
1 Cor 11:26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;
1 Cor 11:27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.
1 Cor 11:28 Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.
1 Cor 11:29 Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern?
1 Cor 11:30 If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.
1 Cor 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
1 Cor 11:32 In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,
1 Cor 11:33 and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.


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2 Cor 11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. 2 Cor 11:1 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. 2 Cor 11:1 ὄφελον ἀνείχεσθέ μου μικρόν τι ἀφροσύνης· ἀλλὰ καὶ ἀνέχεσθέ μου.
2 Cor 11:2 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 Cor 11:2 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. 2 Cor 11:2 ζηλῶ γὰρ ὑμᾶς θεοῦ ζήλῳ, ἡρμοσάμην γὰρ ὑμᾶς ἑνὶ ἀνδρὶ παρθένον ἁγνὴν παραστῆσαι τῶ χριστῶ·
2 Cor 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Cor 11:3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 2 Cor 11:3 φοβοῦμαι δὲ μή πως, ὡς ὁ ὄφις ἐξηπάτησεν εὕαν ἐν τῇ πανουργίᾳ αὐτοῦ, φθαρῇ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἀπὸ τῆς ἁπλότητος [καὶ τῆς ἁγνότητος] τῆς εἰς τὸν χριστόν.
2 Cor 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. 2 Cor 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. 2 Cor 11:4 εἰ μὲν γὰρ ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἄλλον ἰησοῦν κηρύσσει ὃν οὐκ ἐκηρύξαμεν, ἢ πνεῦμα ἕτερον λαμβάνετε ὃ οὐκ ἐλάβετε, ἢ εὐαγγέλιον ἕτερον ὃ οὐκ ἐδέξασθε, καλῶς ἀνέχεσθε.
2 Cor 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. 2 Cor 11:5 For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles. 2 Cor 11:5 λογίζομαι γὰρ μηδὲν ὑστερηκέναι τῶν ὑπερλίαν ἀποστόλων·
2 Cor 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things. 2 Cor 11:6 But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things. 2 Cor 11:6 εἰ δὲ καὶ ἰδιώτης τῶ λόγῳ, ἀλλ᾽ οὐ τῇ γνώσει, ἀλλ᾽ ἐν παντὶ φανερώσαντες ἐν πᾶσιν εἰς ὑμᾶς.
2 Cor 11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? 2 Cor 11:7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge? 2 Cor 11:7 ἢ ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησα ἐμαυτὸν ταπεινῶν ἵνα ὑμεῖς ὑψωθῆτε, ὅτι δωρεὰν τὸ τοῦ θεοῦ εὐαγγέλιον εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν;
2 Cor 11:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service. 2 Cor 11:8 I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you; 2 Cor 11:8 ἄλλας ἐκκλησίας ἐσύλησα λαβὼν ὀψώνιον πρὸς τὴν ὑμῶν διακονίαν,
2 Cor 11 9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. 2 Cor 11:9 and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so. 2 Cor 11:9 καὶ παρὼν πρὸς ὑμᾶς καὶ ὑστερηθεὶς οὐ κατενάρκησα οὐθενός· τὸ γὰρ ὑστέρημά μου προσανεπλήρωσαν οἱ ἀδελφοὶ ἐλθόντες ἀπὸ μακεδονίας· καὶ ἐν παντὶ ἀβαρῆ ἐμαυτὸν ὑμῖν ἐτήρησα καὶ τηρήσω.
2 Cor 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. 2 Cor 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. 2 Cor 11:10 ἔστιν ἀλήθεια χριστοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ ὅτι ἡ καύχησις αὕτη οὐ φραγήσεται εἰς ἐμὲ ἐν τοῖς κλίμασιν τῆς ἀχαΐας.
2 Cor 11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. 2 Cor 11:11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! 2 Cor 11:11 διὰ τί; ὅτι οὐκ ἀγαπῶ ὑμᾶς; ὁ θεὸς οἶδεν.
2 Cor 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 2 Cor 11:12 But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. 2 Cor 11:12 ὃ δὲ ποιῶ καὶ ποιήσω, ἵνα ἐκκόψω τὴν ἀφορμὴν τῶν θελόντων ἀφορμήν, ἵνα ἐν ᾧ καυχῶνται εὑρεθῶσιν καθὼς καὶ ἡμεῖς.
2 Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 2 Cor 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 2 Cor 11:13 οἱ γὰρ τοιοῦτοι ψευδαπόστολοι, ἐργάται δόλιοι, μετασχηματιζόμενοι εἰς ἀποστόλους χριστοῦ.
2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2 Cor 11:14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 2 Cor 11:14 καὶ οὐ θαῦμα, αὐτὸς γὰρ ὁ σατανᾶς μετασχηματίζεται εἰς ἄγγελον φωτός·
2 Cor 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. 2 Cor 11:15 οὐ μέγα οὗν εἰ καὶ οἱ διάκονοι αὐτοῦ μετασχηματίζονται ὡς διάκονοι δικαιοσύνης, ὧν τὸ τέλος ἔσται κατὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν.
2 Cor 11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. 2 Cor 11:16 Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little. 2 Cor 11:16 πάλιν λέγω, μή τίς με δόξῃ ἄφρονα εἶναι· εἰ δὲ μή γε, κἂν ὡς ἄφρονα δέξασθέ με, ἵνα κἀγὼ μικρόν τι καυχήσωμαι.
2 Cor 11:17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. 2 Cor 11:17 What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting. 2 Cor 11:17 ὃ λαλῶ οὐ κατὰ κύριον λαλῶ, ἀλλ᾽ ὡς ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ, ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ὑποστάσει τῆς καυχήσεως.
2 Cor 11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. 2 Cor 11:18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also. 2 Cor 11:18 ἐπεὶ πολλοὶ καυχῶνται κατὰ σάρκα, κἀγὼ καυχήσομαι.
2 Cor 11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. 2 Cor 11:19 For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly. 2 Cor 11:19 ἡδέως γὰρ ἀνέχεσθε τῶν ἀφρόνων φρόνιμοι ὄντες·
2 Cor 11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 2 Cor 11:20 For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face. 2 Cor 11:20 ἀνέχεσθε γὰρ εἴ τις ὑμᾶς καταδουλοῖ, εἴ τις κατεσθίει, εἴ τις λαμβάνει, εἴ τις ἐπαίρεται, εἴ τις εἰς πρόσωπον ὑμᾶς δέρει.
2 Cor 11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. 2 Cor 11:21 To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison. But in whatever respect anyone else is bold" I speak in foolishness" I am just as bold myself. 2 Cor 11:21 κατὰ ἀτιμίαν λέγω, ὡς ὅτι ἡμεῖς ἠσθενήκαμεν· ἐν ᾧ δ᾽ ἄν τις τολμᾷ, ἐν ἀφροσύνῃ λέγω, τολμῶ κἀγώ.
2 Cor 11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. 2 Cor 11:22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. 2 Cor 11:22 ἑβραῖοί εἰσιν; κἀγώ. ἰσραηλῖταί εἰσιν; κἀγώ. σπέρμα ἀβραάμ εἰσιν; κἀγώ.
2 Cor 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 2 Cor 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? "I speak as if insane" I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death. 2 Cor 11:23 διάκονοι χριστοῦ εἰσιν; παραφρονῶν λαλῶ, ὑπὲρ ἐγώ· ἐν κόποις περισσοτέρως, ἐν φυλακαῖς περισσοτέρως, ἐν πληγαῖς ὑπερβαλλόντως, ἐν θανάτοις πολλάκις·
2 Cor 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. 2 Cor 11:24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. 2 Cor 11:24 ὑπὸ ἰουδαίων πεντάκις τεσσεράκοντα παρὰ μίαν ἔλαβον,
2 Cor 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 2 Cor 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. 2 Cor 11:25 τρὶς ἐραβδίσθην, ἅπαξ ἐλιθάσθην, τρὶς ἐναυάγησα, νυχθήμερον ἐν τῶ βυθῶ πεποίηκα·
2 Cor 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 2 Cor 11:26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; 2 Cor 11:26 ὁδοιπορίαις πολλάκις, κινδύνοις ποταμῶν, κινδύνοις λῃστῶν, κινδύνοις ἐκ γένους, κινδύνοις ἐξ ἐθνῶν, κινδύνοις ἐν πόλει, κινδύνοις ἐν ἐρημίᾳ, κινδύνοις ἐν θαλάσσῃ, κινδύνοις ἐν ψευδαδέλφοις,
2 Cor 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 2 Cor 11:27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. 2 Cor 11:27 κόπῳ καὶ μόχθῳ, ἐν ἀγρυπνίαις πολλάκις, ἐν λιμῶ καὶ δίψει, ἐν νηστείαις πολλάκις, ἐν ψύχει καὶ γυμνότητι·
2 Cor 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 2 Cor 11:28 Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches. 2 Cor 11:28 χωρὶς τῶν παρεκτὸς ἡ ἐπίστασίς μοι ἡ καθ᾽ ἡμέραν, ἡ μέριμνα πασῶν τῶν ἐκκλησιῶν.
2 Cor 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? 2 Cor 11:29 Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern? 2 Cor 11:29 τίς ἀσθενεῖ, καὶ οὐκ ἀσθενῶ; τίς σκανδαλίζεται, καὶ οὐκ ἐγὼ πυροῦμαι;
2 Cor 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 2 Cor 11:30 If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness. 2 Cor 11:30 εἰ καυχᾶσθαι δεῖ, τὰ τῆς ἀσθενείας μου καυχήσομαι.
2 Cor 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. 2 Cor 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. 2 Cor 11:31 ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἰησοῦ οἶδεν, ὁ ὢν εὐλογητὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, ὅτι οὐ ψεύδομαι.
2 Cor 11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: 2 Cor 11:32 In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me, 2 Cor 11:32 ἐν δαμασκῶ ὁ ἐθνάρχης ἁρέτα τοῦ βασιλέως ἐφρούρει τὴν πόλιν δαμασκηνῶν πιάσαι με,
2 Cor 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. 2 Cor 11:33 and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands. 2 Cor 11:33 καὶ διὰ θυρίδος ἐν σαργάνῃ ἐχαλάσθην διὰ τοῦ τείχους καὶ ἐξέφυγον τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ.

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