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2 Corinthians 11 (WEBP)

[1] I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.
[2] For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I promised you in marriage to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
[3] But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
[4] For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we didn’t preach, or if you receive a different spirit which you didn’t receive, or a different “good news” which you didn’t accept, you put up with that well enough.
[5] For I reckon that I am not at all behind the very best apostles.
[6] But though I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not unskilled in knowledge. No, in every way we have been revealed to you in all things.
[7] Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God’s Good News free of charge?
[8] I robbed other assemblies, taking wages from them that I might serve you.
[9] When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn’t a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so.
[10] As the truth of Christ is in me, no one will stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
[11] Why? Because I don’t love you? God knows.
[12] But what I do, that I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity, that in which they boast, they may be recognized just like us.
[13] For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ’s apostles.
[14] And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.
[15] It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
[16] I say again, let no one think me foolish. But if so, yet receive me as foolish, that I also may boast a little.
[17] That which I speak, I don’t speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
[18] Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will also boast.
[19] For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.
[20] For you bear with a man if he brings you into bondage, if he devours you, if he takes you captive, if he exalts himself, or if he strikes you on the face.
[21] To my shame, I speak as though we had been weak. Yet in whatever way anyone is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also.
[22] Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the offspring§ of Abraham? So am I.
[23] Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself.) I am more so: in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, and in deaths often.
[24] Five times I received forty stripes minus one from the Jews.
[25] Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I suffered shipwreck. I have been a night and a day in the deep.
[26] I have been in travels often, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from my countrymen, perils from the Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the wilderness, perils in the sea, perils among false brothers;
[27] in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.
[28] Besides those things that are outside, there is that which presses on me daily: anxiety for all the assemblies.
[29] Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I don’t burn with indignation?
[30] If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness.
[31] The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, he who is blessed forever more, knows that I don’t lie.
[32] In Damascus the governor under King Aretas guarded the Damascenes’ city, desiring to arrest me.
[33] I was let down in a basket through a window by the wall, and escaped his hands.

2 Corinthians 11:22 or, seed

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2 Corinthians 11 (KJVS)

[1] Would to God G3785 ye could bear G430 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) with me G3450 a little G3397 in [my] folly G877: and G2532 indeed G235 bear G430 (PresMidPasDepInd) with me G3450.
[2] For G1063 I am jealous G2206 (PresActInd) over you G5209 with godly G2316 jealousy G2205: for G1063 I have espoused G718 (AorMidInd) you G5209 to one G1520 husband G435, that I may present G3936 (AorActInf) [you as] a chaste G53 virgin G3933 to Christ G5547.
[3] But G1161 I fear G5399 (PresMidPasDepInd), lest G3381 by any means G4458, as G5613 the serpent G3789 beguiled G1818 (AorActInd) Eve G2096 through G1722 his G846 subtilty G3834, so G3779 your G5216 minds G3540 should be corrupted G5351 (Aor2PasSubj) from G575 the simplicity G572 that is in G1519 Christ G5547.
[4] For G1063 if G1487 G3303 he that cometh G2064 (PresMidPasDepPtc) preacheth G2784 (PresActInd) another G243 Jesus G2424, whom G3739 we have G2784 not G3756 preached G2784 (AorActInd), or G2228 [if] ye receive G2983 (PresActInd) another G2087 spirit G4151, which G3739 ye have G2983 not G3756 received G2983 (Aor2ActInd), or G2228 another G2087 gospel G2098, which G3739 ye have G1209 not G3756 accepted G1209 (AorMidDepInd), ye might G430 well G2573 bear with G430 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) [him].
[5] For G1063 I suppose G3049 (PresMidPasDepInd) I was G5302 not a whit G3367 behind G5302 (PerfActInf) the very G5228 chiefest G3029 apostles G652.
[6] But G1161 though G1499 [I be] rude G2399 in speech G3056, yet G235 not G3756 in knowledge G1108; but G235 we have been throughly G1722 G3956 made manifest G5319 (AorPasPtc) among G1519 you G5209 in G1722 all things G3956.
[7] G2228 Have I committed G4160 (AorActInd) an offence G266 in abasing G5013 (PresActPtc) myself G1683 that G2443 ye G5210 might be exalted G5312 (AorPasSubj), because G3754 I have preached G2097 (AorMidInd) to you G5213 the gospel G2098 of God G2316 freely G1432?
[8] I robbed G4813 (AorActInd) other G243 churches G1577, taking G2983 (Aor2ActPtc) wages G3800 [of them], to G4314 do G1248 you G5216 service G1248.
[9] And G2532 when I was present G3918 (PresPtc) with G4314 you G5209, and G2532 wanted G5302 (AorPasPtc), I was G3756 chargeable G2655 (AorActInd) to no man G3762: for G1063 that which was lacking G5303 to me G3450 the brethren G80 which came G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) from G575 Macedonia G3109 supplied G4322 (AorActInd): and G2532 in G1722 all G3956 [things] I have kept G5083 (AorActInd) myself G1683 from being burdensome G4 unto you G5213, and G2532 [so] will I keep G5083 (FutActInd) [myself].
[10] As the truth G225 of Christ G5547 is G2076 (PresInd) in G1722 me G1698, G3754 no man G3756 shall stop G4972 (FutMidDepInd) G5420 (Fut2PasInd) me G1519 G1691 of this G3778 boasting G2746 in G1722 the regions G2824 of Achaia G882.
[11] Wherefore G1302? because G3754 I love G25 (PresActInd) you G5209 not G3756? God G2316 knoweth G1492 (PerfActInd).
[12] But G1161 what G3739 I do G4160 (PresActInd), that G2532 I will do G4160 (FutActInd), that G2443 I may cut off G1581 (AorActSubj) occasion G874 from them which desire G2309 (PresActPtc) occasion G874; that G2443 wherein G1722 G3739 they glory G2744 (PresMidPasDepInd), they may be found G2147 (AorPasSubj) even G2532 as G2531 we G2249.
[13] For G1063 such G5108 [are] false apostles G5570, deceitful G1386 workers G2040, transforming themselves G3345 (PresMidPtc) into G1519 the apostles G652 of Christ G5547.
[14] And G2532 no G3756 marvel G2298; for G1063 Satan G4567 himself G846 is transformed G3345 (PresMidInd) into G1519 an angel G32 of light G5457.
[15] Therefore G3767 [it is] no G3756 great thing G3173 if G1499 his G846 ministers G1249 also G1499 be transformed G3345 (PresPasInd) as G5613 the ministers G1249 of righteousness G1343; whose G3739 end G5056 shall be G2071 (FutInd) according G2596 to their G846 works G2041.
[16] I say G3004 (PresActInd) again G3825, Let G1380 no G3361 man G5100 think G1380 (AorActSubj) me G1511 (PresInf) G3165 a fool G878; if otherwise G1490, yet G2579 as G5613 a fool G878 receive G1209 (AorMidDepImpr) me G3165, that G2443 I G2504 may boast myself G2744 (AorMidDepSubj) a G5100 little G3397.
[17] That which G3739 I speak G2980 (PresActInd), I speak G2980 (PresActInd) [it] not G3756 after G2596 the Lord G2962, but G235 as G5613 it were foolishly G1722 G877, in G1722 this G5026 confidence G5287 of boasting G2746.
[18] Seeing that G1893 many G4183 glory G2744 (PresMidPasDepInd) after G2596 the flesh G4561, I will glory G2744 (FutMidDepInd) also G2504.
[19] For G1063 ye suffer G430 (PresMidPasDepInd) fools G878 gladly G2234, seeing ye [yourselves] are G5607 (PresPtc) wise G5429.
[20] For G1063 ye suffer G430 (PresMidPasDepInd), if a man G1536 bring G2615 you G5209 into bondage G2615 (PresActInd), if a man G1536 devour G2719 (PresActInd) [you], if a man G1536 take G2983 (PresActInd) [of you], if a man G1536 exalt himself G1869 (PresMidInd), if a man G1536 smite G1194 (PresActInd) you G5209 on G1519 the face G4383.
[21] I speak G3004 (PresActInd) as concerning G2596 reproach G819, as G5613 though G3754 we G2249 had been weak G770 (AorActInd). Howbeit G1161 whereinsoever G1722 G3739 G302 any G5100 is bold G5111 (PresActSubj), (I speak G3004 (PresActInd) foolishly G1722 G877,) I am bold G5111 (PresActInd) also G2504.
[22] Are they G1526 (PresInd) Hebrews G1445? so [am] I G2504. Are they G1526 (PresInd) Israelites G2475? so [am] I G2504. Are they G1526 (PresInd) the seed G4690 of Abraham G11? so [am] I G2504.
[23] Are they G1526 (PresInd) ministers G1249 of Christ G5547? (I speak G2980 (PresActInd) as a fool G3912 (PresActPtc)) I G1473 [am] more G5228; in G1722 labours G2873 more abundant G4056, in G1722 stripes G4127 above measure G5234, in G1722 prisons G5438 more frequent G4056, in G1722 deaths G2288 oft G4178.
[24] Of G5259 the Jews G2453 five times G3999 received I G2983 (Aor2ActInd) forty G5062 [stripes] save G3844 one G3391.
[25] Thrice G5151 was I beaten with rods G4463 (AorPasInd), once G530 was I stoned G3034 (AorPasInd), thrice G5151 I suffered shipwreck G3489 (AorActInd), a night and a day G3574 I have been G4160 (PerfActInd) in G1722 the deep G1037;
[26] [In] journeyings G3597 often G4178, [in] perils G2794 of waters G4215, [in] perils G2794 of robbers G3027, [in] perils G2794 by G1537 [mine own] countrymen G1085, [in] perils G2794 by G1537 the heathen G1484, [in] perils G2794 in G1722 the city G4172, [in] perils G2794 in G1722 the wilderness G2047, [in] perils G2794 in G1722 the sea G2281, [in] perils G2794 among G1722 false brethren G5569;
[27] In G1722 weariness G2873 and G2532 painfulness G3449, in G1722 watchings G70 often G4178, in G1722 hunger G3042 and G2532 thirst G1373, in G1722 fastings G3521 often G4178, in G1722 cold G5592 and G2532 nakedness G1132.
[28] Beside G5565 those things that are without G3924, that which G3588 cometh upon G1999 me G3450 daily G2250, G2596 the care G3308 of all G3956 the churches G1577.
[29] Who G5101 is weak G770 (PresActInd), and G2532 I am G770 not G3756 weak G770 (PresActInd)? who G5101 is offended G4624 (PresPasInd), and G2532 I G1473 burn G4448 (PresPasInd) not G3756?
[30] If G1487 I must needs G1163 (PresInd) glory G2744 (PresMidPasDepInf), I will glory G2744 (FutMidDepInd) of the things which concern G3588 mine G3450 infirmities G769.
[31] The God G2316 and G2532 Father G3962 of our G2257 Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, which G3588 is G5607 (PresPtc) blessed G2128 for G1519 evermore G165, knoweth G1492 (PerfActInd) that I G3754 lie G5574 (PresMidPasDepInd) not G3756.
[32] In G1722 Damascus G1154 the governor G1481 under Aretas G702 the king G935 kept G5432 the city G4172 of the Damascenes G1153 with a garrison G5432 (ImpfActInd), desirous G2309 (PresActPtc) to apprehend G4084 (AorActInf) me G3165:
[33] And G2532 through G1223 a window G2376 in G1722 a basket G4553 was I let down G5465 (AorPasInd) by G1223 the wall G5038, and G2532 escaped G1628 (Aor2ActInd) his G846 hands G5495.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Corinthians 11 (YLT)

[1] O that ye were bearing with me a little of the folly, but ye also do bear with me:
[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,
[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;
[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,
[5] for I reckon that I have been nothing behind the very chiefest 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.
[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?
[8] other assemblies I did rob, having taken wages, for your ministration;
[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.
[10] The truth of Christ is in me, because this boasting shall not be stopped in regard to me in the regions of Achaia;
[11] wherefore? because I do not love you? God hath known!
[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;
[13] for those such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ,
[14] and no wonder-for even the Adversary doth transform himself into a messenger 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.
[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.
[17] That which I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this the confidence of boasting;
[18] since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast:
[19] for gladly do ye bear with the fools-being 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;
[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.
[22] Hebrews are they? I also! Israelites are they? I also! seed of Abraham are they? I also!
[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;
[24] from Jews five times forty stripes save one I did receive;
[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;
[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;
[27] in labouriousness and painfulness, in watchings many times, in hunger and thirst, in fastings many times, in cold and nakedness;
[28] apart from the things without-the crowding upon me that is daily-the care of all the assemblies.
[29] Who is infirm, and I am not infirm? who is stumbled, and I am not fired;
[30] if to boast it behoveth me, of the things of my infirmity I will boast;
[31] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ-who is blessed to the ages-hath known that I do not lie!-
[32] In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king was watching the city of the Damascenes, wishing to seize me,
[33] and through a window in a rope basket I was let down, through the wall, and fled out of his hands.