2 Corinthians 11:1-15 NAS

Paul Defends His Apostleship

1 I wish that you would 1bear with me in a little 2foolishness; but aindeed you are bearing with me.

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    • · 11:1 - Or "do indeed bear with me"
      2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I 3betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might 4present you as a pure virgin.

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      3 But I am afraid that, as the 5serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

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      4 For if bone comes and preaches 6another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a 7different spirit which you have not received, or a 8different gospel which you have not accepted, you 9bear this 10beautifully.

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        • ¸ 11:4 - Lit "the one who comes preaches"
          5 For I consider myself 11not in the least inferior to the cmost eminent apostles.

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            • ¹ 11:5 - Or "super-apostles"
              6 But even if I am 12unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in 13knowledge; in fact, in every way we have 14made this evident to you in all things.

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              7 Or 15did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the 16gospel of God to you 17without charge?

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              8 I robbed other churches by 18taking wages from them to serve you;

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              9 and when I was present with you and was in need, I was 19not a burden to anyone; for when 20the brethren came from 21Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from 22being a burden to you, dand will continue to do so.

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              10 23As the truth of Christ is in me, 24this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of 25Achaia.

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              11 Why ? 26Because I do not love you? 27God knows I do!

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              12 But what I am doing I will continue to do, 28so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be eregarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.

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              13 For such men are 29false apostles, 30deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

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              14 No wonder, for even 31Satan disguises himself as an 32angel of light.

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              15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, 33whose end will be according to their deeds.

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