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.