2 Corinthians 11
2 Corinthians 11:1
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Messiah.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Havah in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah.
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he who comes preaches another Yeshua, whom we did not proclaim, or if you receive a different spirit, which you did not receive, or a different good news, which you did not accept, you put up with that well enough.
2 Corinthians 11:5
For I reckon that I am not at all behind the very best emissaries.
2 Corinthians 11:6
But though I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not unskilled in knowledge. No, in every way we have been revealed to you in all things.
2 Corinthians 11:7
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you Gods Good News free of charge?
2 Corinthians 11:8
I robbed other assemblies, taking wages from them that I might serve you.
2 Corinthians 11:9
When I was present with you and was in need, I wasnt a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so.
2 Corinthians 11:10
As the truth of Messiah is in me, no one will stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I dont love you? God knows.
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 in which they boast, they may be found even as we.
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false emissaries, deceitful workers, masquerading as Messiah’s emissaries.
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:15
It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:16
I say again, let no one think me foolish. But if so, yet receive me as foolish, that I also may boast a little.
2 Corinthians 11:17
That which I speak, I don’t speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
2 Corinthians 11:18
Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will also boast.
2 Corinthians 11:19
For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.
2 Corinthians 11:20
For you bear with a man, if he brings you into bondage, if he devours you, if he takes you captive, if he exalts himself, if he strikes you on the face.
2 Corinthians 11:21
I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet however 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 servants of Messiah? (I speak as one beside himself) I am more so; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often.
2 Corinthians 11:24
Five times from the Judeans I received forty stripes minus one.
2 Corinthians 11:25
Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I suffered shipwreck. I have been a night and a day in the deep.
2 Corinthians 11:26
I have been in travels often, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from my countrymen, perils from the Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the wilderness, perils in the sea, perils among false brothers;
2 Corinthians 11:27
in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.
2 Corinthians 11:28
Besides those things that are outside, there is that which presses on me daily, anxiety for all the assemblies.
2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I don’t burn with indignation?
2 Corinthians 11:30
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness.
2 Corinthians 11:31
The God and Father of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, he who is blessed forevermore, knows that I do not lie.
2 Corinthians 11:32
In Damascus the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of the Damascenes desiring to arrest me.