2 Corinthians 11 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

2 Corinthians 11


2 Corinthians 11:1

Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: but indeed ye do bear with me.

2 Corinthians 11:2

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you to one husband, that I might present you [as] a pure virgin to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:4

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or [if] ye receive a different spirit, which ye did not receive, or a different gospel, which ye did not accept, ye do well to bear with [him].

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I reckon that I am not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

2 Corinthians 11:6

But though [I be] rude in speech, yet [am I] not in knowledge; nay, in every way have we made [this] manifest unto you in all things.

2 Corinthians 11:7

Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God for nought?

2 Corinthians 11:8

I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them] that I might minister unto you;

2 Corinthians 11:9

and when I was present with you and was in want, I was not a burden on any man; for the brethren, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my want; and in everything I kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and [so] will I keep [myself].

2 Corinthians 11:10

As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this glorying in the regions of Achaia.

2 Corinthians 11:11

Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light.

2 Corinthians 11:15

It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

2 Corinthians 11:16

I say again, let no man think me foolish; but if [ye do], yet as foolish receive me, that I also may glory a little.

2 Corinthians 11:17

That which I speak, I speak not after the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of glorying.

2 Corinthians 11:18

Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

2 Corinthians 11:19

For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise [yourselves].

2 Corinthians 11:20

For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you [captive], if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face.

2 Corinthians 11:21

I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet whereinsoever any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also.

2 Corinthians 11:22

Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself) I more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths oft.

2 Corinthians 11:24

Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.

2 Corinthians 11:25

Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep;

2 Corinthians 11:26

[in] journeyings often, [in] perils of rivers, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils from [my] countrymen, [in] perils from the Gentiles, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;

2 Corinthians 11:27

[in] labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2 Corinthians 11:28

Besides those things that are without, there is that which presseth upon me daily, anxiety for all the churches.

2 Corinthians 11:29

Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is caused to stumble, and I burn not?

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my weakness.

2 Corinthians 11:31

The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for evermore knoweth that I lie not.

2 Corinthians 11:32

In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to take me:

2 Corinthians 11:33

and through a window was I let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

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