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2 Corinthians 11

LEB 1 I wish that you would put up with me {in something a little foolish}--but indeed you are putting up with me. NIV 1 I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that. LEB 2 For I am jealous [for] you with a godly jealousy, because I promised you [in marriage] to one husband, to present [you] [as] a pure virgin to Christ. NIV 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. LEB 3 But I am afraid lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds may be led astray from the sincerity and the purity of [devotion] to Christ. NIV 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. LEB 4 For if the one who comes proclaims another Jesus whom we have not proclaimed, or you receive a different spirit which you did not receive, or a different gospel which you did not accept, you put up with [it] well [enough]! NIV 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. LEB 5 For I consider myself in no way to be inferior to the preeminent apostles. NIV 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles." LEB 6 But even if [I am] unskilled in speech, yet [I am] not in knowledge; certainly in everything [we] have made this clear to you in every [way]. NIV 6 I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. LEB 7 Or did I commit a sin [by] humbling myself in order that you may be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you without payment? NIV 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? LEB 8 I robbed other churches [by] accepting support [from them] for the ministry to you. NIV 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you. LEB 9 And [when I] was present with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will keep [myself from being a burden]. NIV 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. LEB 10 [As the] truth of Christ is in me, this boasting {of mine} will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. NIV 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. LEB 11 {Why}? Because I do not love you? God knows [I do]! NIV 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! LEB 12 But what I am doing, I will also do, in order that I may remove the opportunity of those who want an opportunity, that they may be found just as also we [are] in what they are boasting about. NIV 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. LEB 13 For such people [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. NIV 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. LEB 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself disguises himself as an angel of light. NIV 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. LEB 15 Therefore [it is] not a great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. NIV 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. LEB 16 Again I say, do not let anyone think I am foolish. But indeed, if [you do], accept me even as foolish, in order that I also may boast a little. NIV 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. LEB 17 What I am saying in this project of boasting, I am not saying as the Lord [would say], but as in foolishness. NIV 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool. LEB 18 Since many are boasting according to human standards, I also will boast. NIV 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast. LEB 19 For [because you] are wise, you put up with foolish people gladly! NIV 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! LEB 20 For you put up with [it] if someone enslaves you, if someone devours [you], if someone takes advantage of [you], if someone is presumptious [toward you], if someone strikes you in the face. NIV 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. LEB 21 I say [this] to [my] shame, namely, that we have been weak. But in whatever anyone dares to [boast]--I am speaking in foolishness--I also dare to [boast]. NIV 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. LEB 22 Are they Hebrews? I [am] also! Are they Israelites? I [am] also! Are they descendants of Abraham? I [am] also! NIV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I. LEB 23 Are they servants of Christ?--I am speaking as though I were beside myself--I [am] more so, with far greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with beatings to a much greater degree, in [danger of] death many times. NIV 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. LEB 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews forty [lashes] less one. NIV 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. LEB 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I received a stoning. Three times I was shipwrecked. A day and a night I have spent in the deep water. NIV 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, LEB 26 [I have been] on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from [my own] people, in dangers from the Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers because of false brothers, NIV 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. LEB 27 with toil and hardship, often in sleepless nights, with hunger and thirst, often going hungry, in cold and poorly clothed. NIV 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. LEB 28 Apart from these external things, [there is] the pressure on me every day of the anxiety about all the churches. NIV 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. LEB 29 Who is weak, and [I am] not weak? Who is caused to sin, and I do not burn [with indignation]? NIV 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? LEB 30 If it is necessary to boast, I will boast [about] {the things related to my weakness}. NIV 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. LEB 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is blessed {forever}, knows that I am not lying. NIV 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. LEB 32 In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to take me into custody, NIV 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. LEB 33 and I was lowered through a window through the wall in a rope-basket, and I escaped his hands. NIV 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.