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2 Corinthians 11 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly! But 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 of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste 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, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in 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 Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel, which you have not received: you might well 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 suppose that I have done nothing less than the great apostles. 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."
6 For although I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge: but in all things we have been made manifest to you. 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 fault, humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached unto you the Gospel of God freely? 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 have taken from other churches, receiving wages of them for your ministry. 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.
9 And, when I was present with you and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was wanting to me, the brethren supplied who came from Macedonia. And in all things I have kept myself from being burthensome to you: and so I will 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 The truth of Christ is in me, that this glorying shall not be broken off in me 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 it. 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 the occasion from them that desire 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 false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.
14 And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, 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 to be foolish: otherwise take me as one foolish, 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 according to God: but as it were in foolishness, in this matter 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 according to the flesh, I will glory also. 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.
19 For you gladly suffer the foolish: whereas yourselves are wise. 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!
20 For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike 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 seek according to dishonour, as if we had been weak in this part. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare 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 They are Hebrews: so am I. They are Israelites: so am I. They are 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 They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise): I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. 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 did I receive 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 I was stoned: thrice I suffered shipwreck: a night and a day I was in the depth of the sea. 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 journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from 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 labour and painfulness, in much watchings, 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 which are without: my daily instance, the solicitude 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 scandalized, and I am not on fire? 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 infirmity. 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for ever, 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 At Damascus, the governor of the nation under Aretas the king, guarded the city of the Damascenes, to apprehend 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 in a basket was I let down by the wall: and so escaped his hands. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.