101As the truth of Christ is in me, 2thisboasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of 3Achaia.
11Why ? 4Because I do not love you? 5Godknows I do!
But what I am doing I will continue to do, 6so that I may cutoffopportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be aregardedjust as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
For suchmen are 7falseapostles, 8deceitfulworkers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
14Nowonder, for even9Satandisguises himself as an 10angel of light.
15Therefore it is not surprisingif his servantsalsodisguise themselves as servants of righteousness, 11whoseend will be according to their deeds.
1612Again I say, let noonethink me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
17What I am saying, I am not sayingb13as the Lord would, but as 14in foolishness, in thisconfidence of boasting.
18Since15manyboast16according to the flesh, I will boastalso.
For you, 17being so wise, tolerate the foolishgladly.
For you tolerate it ifanyone18enslaves you, anyone19devours you, anyone20takes advantage of you, anyone21exalts himself, anyone22hits you in the face.