2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Bible in Basic English

11 1  Put up with me if I am a little foolish: but, truly, you do put up with me. 2  For I have a very great care for you: because you have been married by me to one husband, and it is my desire to give you completely holy to Christ. 3  But I have a fear, that in some way, as Eve was tricked by the deceit of the snake, your minds may be turned away from their simple and holy love for Christ. 4  For if anyone comes preaching another Jesus from the one whose preachers we are, or if you have got a different spirit, or a different sort of good news from those which came to you, how well you put up with these things.

5  For in my opinion, I am in no way less than the most important of the Apostles. 6  But though I am rough in my way of talking, I am not so in knowledge, as we have made clear to all by our acts among you. 7  Or did I do wrong in making myself low so that you might be lifted up, because I gave you the good news of God without reward? 8  I took money from other churches as payment for my work, so that I might be your servant; 9  And when I was present with you, and was in need, I let no man be responsible for me; for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, gave me whatever was needed; and in everything I kept myself from being a trouble to you, and I will go on doing so. 10  As the true word of Christ is in me, I will let no man take from me this my cause of pride in the country of Achaia. 11  Why? because I have no love for you? let God be judge. 12  But what I do, that I will go on doing, so that I may give no chance to those who are looking for one; so that, in the cause of their pride, they may be seen to be the same as we are. 13  For such men are false Apostles, workers of deceit, making themselves seem like Apostles of Christ. 14  And it is no wonder; for even Satan himself is able to take the form of an angel of light. 15  So it is no great thing if his servants make themselves seem to be servants of righteousness; whose end will be the reward of their works.

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