2 Corinthians 2:17

Corrupting (kaphleuonte). Old word from kaphlo, a huckster or peddlar, common in all stages of Greek for huckstering or trading. It is curious how hucksters were suspected of corrupting by putting the best fruit on top of the basket. Note Paul's solemn view of his relation to God as a preacher (from God ek qeou, in the sight of God katenanti qeou, in Christ en Cristwi).