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2 Corinthians 11

NIRV 1 I hope you will put up with a little of my foolish bragging. But you are already doing that. NIV 1 I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me! NIRV 2 My jealousy for you comes from God himself. I promised to give you to only one husband. That husband is Christ. I wanted to be able to give you to him as if you were a pure virgin. 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. NIRV 3 But Eve was tricked by the snake's clever lies. And I'm afraid that in the same way your minds will somehow be led down the wrong path. They will be led away from your true and pure love for 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. NIRV 4 Suppose someone comes to you and preaches about a Jesus different from the Jesus we preached about. Or suppose you receive a spirit different from the one you received before. Or suppose you receive a message of good news different from the one you accepted earlier. You put up with those kinds of things easily 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 Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. NIRV 5 But I don't think I'm in any way less important than those "super-apostles." NIV 5 I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.” NIRV 6 I may not be a trained speaker. But I do have knowledge. I've made that very clear to you in every way. NIV 6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. NIRV 7 When I preached God's good news to you free of charge, I put myself down in order to lift you up. Was that a sin? 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? NIRV 8 Did I rob other churches when I received help from them so that I could serve you? NIV 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you. NIRV 9 When I was with you and needed something, I didn't cause you any expense. The believers who came from Macedonia gave me what I needed. I haven't caused you any expense at all. And I won't ever do it. 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. NIRV 10 I'm sure that the truth of Christ is in me. And I'm just as sure that nobody in Achaia will keep me from bragging. NIV 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. NIRV 11 Why? Because I don't love you? No! God knows I do! NIV 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! NIRV 12 And I will keep on doing what I'm doing. That will stop those who claim they have things to brag about. They think they have a chance to be considered equal with us. 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. NIRV 13 People like that are false apostles. They work hard to trick others. They only pretend to be apostles of Christ. NIV 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. NIRV 14 That comes as no surprise. Even Satan himself pretends to be an angel of light. NIV 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. NIRV 15 So it doesn't surprise us that those who serve Satan pretend to be serving God. They will finally get exactly what they should. NIV 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. NIRV 16 I will say it again. Don't let anyone think I'm a fool. But if you do, receive me just as you would receive a fool. Then I can do a little bragging. NIV 16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then tolerate me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting. NIRV 17 When I brag about myself like this, I'm not talking the way the Lord would. I'm talking like a fool. NIV 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool. NIRV 18 Many are bragging the way the people of the world do. So I will brag like that too. NIV 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast. NIRV 19 You are so wise! You gladly put up with fools! NIV 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! NIRV 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who makes you a slave or uses you. You put up with those who take advantage of you. You put up with those who claim to be better than you. You put up with those who slap 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 puts on airs or slaps you in the face. NIRV 21 I'm ashamed to have to say that I was too weak for that! What anyone else dares to brag about, I also dare to brag about. I'm speaking like a fool! NIV 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! Whatever anyone else dares to boast about—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast about. NIRV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Do they belong to the people of Israel? So do I. Are they Abraham's children? So am I. NIV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I. NIRV 23 Are they serving Christ? I am serving him even more. I'm out of my mind to talk like this! I have worked much harder. I have been in prison more often. I have suffered terrible beatings. Again and again I almost died. 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. NIRV 24 Five times the Jews gave me 39 strokes with a whip. NIV 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. NIRV 25 Three times I was beaten with sticks. Once they tried to kill me by throwing stones at me. Three times I was shipwrecked. I spent a night and a day in the open sea. NIV 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, NIRV 26 I have had to keep on the move. I have been in danger from rivers. I have been in danger from robbers. I have been in danger from people from my own country. I have been in danger from those who aren't Jews. I have been in danger in the city, in the country, and at sea. I have been in danger from people who pretended they were believers. NIV 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. NIRV 27 I have worked very hard. Often I have gone without sleep. I have been hungry and thirsty. Often I have gone without food. I have been cold and naked. 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. NIRV 28 Besides everything else, every day I am concerned about all the churches. It is a very heavy load. NIV 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. NIRV 29 If anyone is weak, I feel weak. If anyone is led into sin, I burn on the inside. NIV 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? NIRV 30 If I have to brag, I will brag about the things that show how weak I am. NIV 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. NIRV 31 I am not lying. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus knows this. May God be praised forever. NIV 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. NIRV 32 In Damascus the governor who served under King Aretas had their city guarded. He wanted to arrest me. NIV 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. NIRV 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall. So I slipped through the governor's hands. NIV 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.

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