2 Corinthians 11:13-23 NIV

13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

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

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

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Paul Boasts About His Sufferings

16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then tolerate 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, but as a fool.

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

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

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          20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face.

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              21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! Whatever anyone else dares to boast about—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast about.

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              22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I.

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

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