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2 Corinthians 11:1
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Paul and the False Apostles

I hope you will put up with(a) me in a little foolishness.(b) Yes, please put up with me!
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2 Corinthians 11:2
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I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband,(c) to Christ, so that I might present you(d) as a pure virgin to him.
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2 Corinthians 11:3
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But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning,(e) your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
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2 Corinthians 11:4
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For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached,(f) or if you receive a different spirit(g) from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel(h) from the one you accepted, you put up with it(i) easily enough.
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2 Corinthians 11:5
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I do not think I am in the least inferior to those "super-apostles."[a](j)
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2 Corinthians 11:6
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I may indeed be untrained as a speaker,(k) but I do have knowledge.(l) We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
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2 Corinthians 11:7
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Was it a sin(m) for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God(n) to you free of charge?(o)
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2 Corinthians 11:8
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I robbed other churches by receiving support from them(p) so as to serve you.
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2 Corinthians 11:9
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And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed.(q) I have kept myself from being a burden to you(r) in any way, and will continue to do so.
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2 Corinthians 11:10
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As surely as the truth of Christ is in me,(s) nobody in the regions of Achaia(t) will stop this boasting(u) of mine.
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2 Corinthians 11:11
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Why? Because I do not love you? God knows(v) I do!(w)
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2 Corinthians 11:12
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And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about.
2 Corinthians 11:13
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For such people are false apostles,(x) deceitful(y) workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.(z)
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2 Corinthians 11:14
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And no wonder, for Satan(aa) himself masquerades as an angel of light.
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2 Corinthians 11:15
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It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.(ab)
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2 Corinthians 11:16
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I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool.(ac) But if you do, then tolerate me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.
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2 Corinthians 11:17
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In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would,(ad) but as a fool.(ae)
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2 Corinthians 11:18
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Since many are boasting in the way the world does,(af) I too will boast.(ag)
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2 Corinthians 11:19
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You gladly put up with(ah) fools since you are so wise!(ai)
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2 Corinthians 11:20
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In fact, you even put up with(aj) anyone who enslaves you(ak) or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face.
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2 Corinthians 11:21
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To my shame I admit that we were too weak(al) for that! Whatever anyone else dares to boast about—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast about.(am)
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2 Corinthians 11:22
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Are they Hebrews? So am I.(an) Are they Israelites? So am I.(ao) Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.(ap)
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2 Corinthians 11:23
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Are they servants of Christ?(aq) (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder,(ar) been in prison more frequently,(as) been flogged more severely,(at) and been exposed to death again and again.(au)
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2 Corinthians 11:24
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Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes(av) minus one.
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2 Corinthians 11:25
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Three times I was beaten with rods,(aw) once I was pelted with stones,(ax) three times I was shipwrecked,(ay) I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
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2 Corinthians 11:26
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I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews,(az) in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,(ba) in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.(bb)
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2 Corinthians 11:27
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I have labored and toiled(bc) and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food;(bd) I have been cold and naked.
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2 Corinthians 11:28
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Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.(be)
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2 Corinthians 11:29
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Who is weak, and I do not feel weak?(bf) Who is led into sin,(bg) and I do not inwardly burn?
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2 Corinthians 11:30
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If I must boast, I will boast(bh) of the things that show my weakness.(bi)
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2 Corinthians 11:31
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The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever,(bj) knows(bk) that I am not lying.
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2 Corinthians 11:32
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In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.(bl)
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2 Corinthians 11:33
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But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.(bm)
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