2 Corinthians 11:1-9 NIV

Paul and the False Apostles

1 I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!

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      2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you 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, 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, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

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      5 I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.”a

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        • s 11:5 - Or "to the most eminent apostles"
          6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.

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

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          8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them 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. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.

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