2Co 11:1I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you do bear with me.
2Co 11:2For I am jealous over you with a jealousy of God; for I betrothed you to one husband to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
2Co 11:3But I fear lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your thoughts would be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity toward Christ.
2Co 11:4For if indeed he who comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit, which you have not received, or a different gospel, which you have not accepted, you bear well with him.
2Co 11:5But I count myself to be inferior to the super-apostles in nothing.
2Co 11:6But even if I am a layman in speech, yet I am not in knowledge; indeed in every way we have made this manifest in all things to you.
2Co 11:7Or did I commit a sin, abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I announced the gospel of God to you free of charge?
2Co 11:8I robbed other churches, taking wages for the ministry to you.
2Co 11:9And when I was present with you and lacked, I was not a burden to anyone; for the brothers who came from Macedonia filled up my lack, and in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and will keep myself.
2Co 11:10The truthfulness of Christ is in me, that this boasting shall not be stopped as it regards me in the regions of Achaia.
2Co 11:11Why? Because I do not love you? God knows.
2Co 11:12But what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the opportunity of those desiring an opportunity, that in the thing in which they boast, they may be found even as we.
2Co 11:13For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transfiguring themselves into apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14And no wonder, for Satan himself transfigures himself into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15Therefore it is no great thing if also his ministers transfigure themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
2Co 11:16Again I say, Let no one think me to be foolish; but if otherwise, accept me even as if I were foolish, that I also may boast a little.
2Co 11:17What I speak, I speak not according to the Lord but as if in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
2Co 11:18Since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast.
2Co 11:19For you bear gladly with fools because you yourselves are wise.
2Co 11:20For you bear it if anyone enslaves you, if anyone devours you, if anyone takes you, if anyone lifts himself up, if anyone beats you in the face.
2Co 11:21By way of self-disparagement I say this, Supposedly we ourselves were weak. But in whatever anyone else is daring, I speak in foolishness, I also am daring.
2Co 11:22Hebrews are they? I also. Israelites are they? I also. The seed of Abraham are they? I also.
2Co 11:23Ministers of Christ are they? I speak as being beside myself, I more so! In labors more abundantly, in imprisonments more abundantly, in stripes excessively, in deaths often.
2Co 11:24Under the hands of the Jews five times I received forty stripes less one;
2Co 11:25Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep;
2Co 11:26In journeys often, in dangers of rivers, in dangers of robbers, in dangers from my race, in dangers from the Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers in the sea, in dangers among false brothers;
2Co 11:27In labor and hardship; in watchings often; in hunger and thirst; in fastings often; in cold and nakedness —
2Co 11:28Apart from the things which have not been mentioned, there is this: the crowd of cares pressing upon me daily, the anxious concern for all the churches.
2Co 11:29Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is stumbled, and I myself do not burn?
2Co 11:30If I must boast, I will boast of the things of my weakness.
2Co 11:31The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
2Co 11:32In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me;
2Co 11:33And in a basket I was lowered through a window, through the wall, and escaped his hands.