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1 Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: but indeed ye do bear with me. 1 I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that.
2 For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you to one husband, that I might present you [as] a pure virgin to Christ. 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or [if] ye receive a different spirit, which ye did not receive, or a different gospel, which ye did not accept, ye do well to bear with [him]. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
5 For I reckon that I am not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."
6 But though [I be] rude in speech, yet [am I] not in knowledge; nay, in every way have we made [this] manifest unto you in all things. 6 I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
7 Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God for nought? 7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?
8 I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them] that I might minister unto you; 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.
9 and when I was present with you and was in want, I was not a burden on any man; for the brethren, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my want; and in everything I kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and [so] will I keep [myself]. 9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.
10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this glorying in the regions of Achaia. 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine.
11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about.
13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
15 It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
16 I say again, let no man think me foolish; but if [ye do], yet as foolish receive me, that I also may glory a little. 16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then receive me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.
17 That which I speak, I speak not after the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of glorying. 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool.
18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.
19 For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise [yourselves]. 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!
20 For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you [captive], if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face. 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face.
21 I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet whereinsoever any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also. 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! What anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about.
22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.
23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft. 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep; 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
26 [in] journeyings often, [in] perils of rivers, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils from [my] countrymen, [in] perils from the Gentiles, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren; 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.
27 [in] labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.
28 Besides those things that are without, there is that which presseth upon me daily, anxiety for all the churches. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.
29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is caused to stumble, and I burn not? 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?
30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my weakness. 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for evermore knoweth that I lie not. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.
32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to take me: 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.
33 and through a window was I let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.