I hope you will put up with1 a little of my foolishness;2 but you are already doing that.
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband,3 to Christ, so that I might present you4 as a pure virgin to him.
But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning,5 your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached,6 or if you receive a different spirit7 from the one you received, or a different gospel8 from the one you accepted, you put up with it9 easily enough.
But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."106
I may not be a trained speaker,11 but I do have knowledge.12 We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.