2 Corinthians 11:13

False apostles (pseudapostoloi). From pseudh, false, and apostolo. Paul apparently made this word (cf. Revelation 2:2 ). In verse 2 Corinthians 11:26 we have pseudadelpo, a word of like formation ( Galatians 2:4 ). See also pseudocristoi and pseudoprophtai in Mark 13:22 . Deceitful (dolioi). Old word from dolo (lure, snare), only here in N.T. (cf. Romans 16:18 ). Fashioning themselves (metaschmatizomenoi). Present middle (direct) participle of the old verb metaschmatizw for which see on 1 Corinthians 4:6 . Masquerading as apostles of Christ by putting on the outward habiliments, posing as ministers of Christ ("gentlemen of the cloth," nothing but cloth). Paul plays with this verb in verses 1 Corinthians 13 14 15 .