2 Corinthians 11:1-9 NRS

1 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!
2 I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by its cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure a devotion to Christ.

References for 2 Corinthians 11:3

    • „ 11:3 - Other ancient authorities lack [and pure]
      4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough.
      5 I think that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles.
      6 I may be untrained in speech, but not in knowledge; certainly in every way and in all things we have made this evident to you.
      7 Did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I proclaimed God's good news b to you free of charge?

      References for 2 Corinthians 11:7

        • … 11:7 - Gk [the gospel of God]
          8 I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you.
          9 And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for my needs were supplied by the friends c who came from Macedonia. So I refrained and will continue to refrain from burdening you in any way.

          References for 2 Corinthians 11:9

            • † 11:9 - Gk [brothers]