2 Corinthians 11:13-23 NIV

13 For such men are false apostles,1 deceitful2 workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.3

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14 And no wonder, for Satan4 himself masquerades as an angel of light.

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15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.5

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Paul Boasts About His Sufferings

16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool.6 But if you do, then receive me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.

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      17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would,7 but as a fool.8

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      18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does,9 I too will boast.10

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      19 You gladly put up with11 fools since you are so wise!12

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          20 In fact, you even put up with13 anyone who enslaves you14 or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face.

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              21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak15 for that! What anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about.16

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              22 Are they Hebrews? So am I.17 Are they Israelites? So am I.18 Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.19

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                  23 Are they servants of Christ?20 (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder,21 been in prison more frequently,22 been flogged more severely,23 and been exposed to death again and again.24

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