2 Corinthians 11:1-10 NIV

Paul and the False Apostles

1 I hope you will put up with1 a little of my foolishness;2 but you are already doing that.

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      2 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.

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      3 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.

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      4 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.

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      5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."10

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      6 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.

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      7 Was it a sin13 for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God14 to you free of charge?15

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      8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them16 so as to serve you.

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      9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed.17 I have kept myself from being a burden to you18 in any way, and will continue to do so.

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      10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me,19 nobody in the regions of Achaia20 will stop this boasting21 of mine.

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