2 Corinthians 11 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I earnestly wish ye could bear with me a little in [my] folly: and indeed 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 godly jealousy: 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 by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted 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 Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye 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 I was not a whit behind the very greatest apostles. 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."
6 But though [I am] rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among 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 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God without reward? 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], to do you service. 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 lacking to me the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied: and in all [things] I have kept myself from being burdensome to 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 boasting 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 Why? 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 who desire occasion; that in what 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 [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, 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 is transformed 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 also are transformed as the 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 a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself 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 [it] not according to the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. 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 suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise. 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!
20 For ye suffer, if a man bringeth you into bondage, if a man devoureth [you], if a man taketh [from you], if a man exalteth himself, if a man 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 as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. But in whatever respect any is bold, (I speak foolishly) 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 offspring 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 a fool) I [am] more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, 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 From the Jews five times I received 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 have 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 waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [my own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [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 weariness and painfulness, 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, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of 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 made to fall into sin, 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 which concern my infirmities. 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 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 kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous 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 I was let down 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.