2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Darby’s Translation

11 1  Would that ye would bear with me [in] a little folly; but indeed bear with me. 2  For I am jealous as to you with a jealousy [which is] of God; for I have espoused you unto one man, to present [you] a chaste virgin to Christ. 3  But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craft, [so] your thoughts should be corrupted from simplicity as to the Christ. 4  For if indeed he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or ye get a different Spirit, which ye have not got, or a different glad tidings, which ye have not received, ye might well bear with [it].

5  For I reckon that in nothing I am behind those who are in surpassing degree apostles. 6  But if [I am] a simple person in speech, yet not in knowledge, but in everything making [the truth] manifest in all things to you. 7  Have I committed sin, abasing myself in order that ye might be exalted, because I gratuitously announced to you the glad tidings of God? 8  I spoiled other assemblies, receiving hire for ministry towards you. 9  And being present with you and lacking, I did not lazily burden any one, (for the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied what I lacked,) and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will keep myself. 10  [The] truth of Christ is in me that this boasting shall not be stopped as to me in the regions of Achaia. 11  Why? because I do not love you? God knows. 12  But what I do, I will also do, that I may cut off the opportunity of those wishing [for] an opportunity, that wherein they boast they may be found even as we. 13  For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14  And [it is] not wonderful, for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15  It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

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