I wish that you would 1bear with me in a little2foolishness; but aindeed you are bearing with me.
For I amjealous for you with a godlyjealousy; for I 3betrothed you to onehusband, so that to Christ I might 4present you as a purevirgin.
But I amafraid that, as the 5serpentdeceivedEve by his craftiness, your minds will be ledastray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
For ifbone comes and preaches6anotherJesuswhom we have not preached, or you receive a 7differentspiritwhich you have not received, or a 8differentgospelwhich you have not accepted, you 9bear this 10beautifully.
For I consider myself 11not in the leastinferior to the cmosteminentapostles.
But evenif I am 12unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in 13knowledge; in fact, in everyway we have 14made this evident to you in allthings.
7Or15did I commit a sin in humblingmyselfso that you might be exalted, because I preached the 16gospel of God to you 17withoutcharge?