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2 Corinthians 11 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O that ye were bearing with me a little of the folly, but ye also 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 zealous for you with zeal of God, for I did betroth you to one husband, a pure virgin, to present 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 and I fear, lest, as the serpent did beguile Eve in his subtilty, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that [is] in the 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, indeed, he who is coming doth preach another Jesus whom we did not preach, or another Spirit ye receive which ye did not receive, or other good news which ye did not accept -- well were ye bearing [it], 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 have been nothing behind the very chiefest apostles, 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."
6 and even if unlearned in word -- yet not in knowledge, but in every thing we were made manifest in all things 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 The sin did I do -- myself humbling that ye might be exalted, because freely the good news of God I did proclaim to you? 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 other assemblies I did rob, having taken wages, for your ministration; 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.
9 and being present with you, and having been in want, I was chargeable to no one, for my lack did the brethren supply -- having come from Macedonia -- and in everything burdenless to you I did keep myself, and will keep. 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, because this boasting shall not be stopped in regard to 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 do not love you? God hath known! 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
12 and what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the occasion of those wishing an occasion, that in that which they boast they may be found according as we also; 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 those such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ, 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.
14 and no wonder -- for even the Adversary doth transform himself into a messenger of light; 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
15 no great thing, then, if also his ministrants do transform themselves as ministrants 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 Again I say, may no one think me to be a fool; and if otherwise, even as a fool receive me, that I also a little may boast. 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 the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this the confidence of boasting; 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool.
18 since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast: 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.
19 for gladly do ye bear with the fools -- being wise, 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!
20 for ye bear, if any one is bringing you under bondage, if any one doth devour, if any one doth take away, if any one doth exalt himself, if any one on the face doth smite you; 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 in reference to dishonour I speak, how that we were weak, and in whatever any one is bold -- in foolishness I say [it] -- I also am bold. 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 Hebrews are they? I also! Israelites are they? I also! seed of Abraham are they? I also! 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.
23 ministrants of Christ are they? -- as beside myself I speak -- I more; in labours more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths many times; 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 Jews five times forty [stripes] save one I did receive; 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 was I shipwrecked, a night and a day in the deep I have passed; 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 journeyings many times, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from kindred, perils from nations, perils in city, perils in wilderness, perils in sea, 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 laboriousness and painfulness, in watchings many times, in hunger and thirst, in fastings many times, 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 apart from the things without -- the crowding upon me that is daily -- the care of all the assemblies. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.
29 Who is infirm, and I am not infirm? who is stumbled, and I am not fired; 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?
30 if to boast it behoveth [me], of the things of my infirmity I will boast; 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 to the ages -- hath known that I do not lie! -- 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 ethnarch of Aretas the king was watching the city of the Damascenes, wishing to seize 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 rope basket I was let down, through the wall, and fled out of his hands. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.