Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly:andindeedbear with me.2For I am jealous over you with godlyjealousy:for I have espousedyou to onehusband, that I may present you as a chastevirgin to Christ.3But I fear , lest by any means,as the serpentbeguiledEvethroughhissubtilty,soyourminds should be corruptedfrom the simplicity that is inChrist.4Forifhe that comethpreachethanotherJesus,whom we havenotpreached , or if ye receiveanotherspirit,which ye havenotreceived , oranothergospel,which ye havenotaccepted , ye mightwell bear with him.
5For I suppose I was not a whitbehind the verychiefestapostles.6Butthough I be rude in speech,yetnot in knowledge;but we have been throughlymademanifestamongyouin all things.7Have I committed an offence in abasingmyselfthatye might be exalted , because I have preached to you the gospel of Godfreely?8
I robbedotherchurches,takingwages of them, todoyouservice.9And when I was presentwithyou,andwanted , I waschargeable to no man:for that which was lacking to me the brethren which camefromMacedoniasupplied : andinall things I have keptmyself from being burdensome unto you,and so will I keep myself.
As the truth of Christisinme , no mana shall stopmeofthisboastingin the regions of Achaia.11Wherefore?because I loveyounot?Godknoweth .
12Butwhat I do , that I will do , that I may cut offoccasion from them which desireoccasion;thatwhereintheyglory , they may be foundevenaswe.13Forsuch are false apostles,deceitfulworkers, transforming themselvesinto the apostles of Christ.14Andnomarvel;forSatanhimself is transformedinto an angel of light.15Therefore it is no great thingifhisministersalso be transformedas the ministers of righteousness;whoseend shall beaccording to theirworks.