2 Corinthians: Chapter 11

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The 11th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
11:1 I would that ye would sustain a little thing of mine unwisdom, but also support ye me. Would to god, ye could suffer me a little in my foolishness: yea, and I pray you forbear me. Would to God, ye could suffer a little my foolishness, and indeed, ye suffer me. Would to God you could bear with me a little in my folly, & indeed bear with me.
11:2 For I love you by the love of God; for I have spoused you to one husband, to give you, a chaste virgin, to one man, Christ. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy. For I coupled you to one man, to make you a chaste virgin to Christ: For I am jealous over you, with godly jealousy: for I have prepared you for one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ: For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy, for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
11:3 But I dread, lest as the serpent deceived Eve with his subtle fraud, so your wits be corrupted, and fallen down from the simpleness that is in Christ. but I fear lest as the serpent beguiled Eve, through his subtilty, even so your wits should be corrupt from the singleness that is in Christ. But I fear lest as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupt from the simplicity that is in Christ. But I fear lest by any means, as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
11:4 For if he that cometh, preacheth another Christ, whom we preached not, or if ye take another spirit, whom ye received not, or another gospel, which ye received not, rightly ye should suffer. For if he that cometh to you preach another Jesus than him whom we preached: or if ye receive another spirit than that which ye have received: other another gospel than that ye have received, ye might right well have been content. For if he that cometh, preacheth another Jesus than him whom we have preached: or if ye receive another spirit than that which ye have received: either another Gospel, than that ye have received, ye might well have suffered him. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another Gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
11:5 For I ween that I have done nothing less than the great apostles. I suppose that I was not behind the chief apostles. Verily I suppose that I was not inferior to the very chief Apostles. For, I suppose, I was not a whit behind the very chiefest Apostles.
11:6 For why though I be unlearned in sermon, but not in science. Forsooth in all things I am shewed to you. Though I be rude in speaking, yet I am not so in knowledge. Howbeit among you we are known to the utmost what we are in all things. And though I be rude in speaking, yet I am not so in knowledge, but among you we have been made manifest to the utmost, in all things. But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
11:7 Or whether I have done sin, meeking myself, that ye be enhanced, for freely I preached to you the gospel of God? Did I therein sin because I submitted myself, that ye might be exalted? and because I preached the gospel to you free? Have I committed an offence, because I abased myself, that ye might be exalted, & because I preached to you the Gospel of God freely? Have I committed an offence in abasing myself, that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the Gospel of God freely?
11:8 I spoiled of other churches, taking wages to your service. I robbed other congregations, and took wages of them, to do you service withal. I robbed other Churches, and took wages of them to do you service. I robbed other Churches, taking wages of them to do you service.
11:9 And when I was with you, and needed, I was chargeous to no man; for brethren that came from Macedonia, supplied, that that failed to me. And in all things I have kept me, and shall keep me without charge to you. And when I was present with you and had need, I was grievous to no man. For that which was lacking unto me, the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I kept myself that I should not be grievous to you: and so will I keep myself. And when I was present with you, and had need, I was not slothful to the hindrance of any man: for that which was lacking unto me, the brethren which came from Macedonia, supplied, and in all things I kept and will keep myself that I should not be grievous to you. And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: For that which was lacking to me, the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied, and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so will I keep myself.
11:10 The truth of Christ is in me; for this glory shall not be broken in me in the regions of Achaia. If the truth of Christ be in me, this rejoicing shall not be taken from me in the regions of Achaia. The truth of Christ is in me, that this rejoicing shall not be shut up against me in the regions of Achaia. As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11:11 Why? for I love not you? God knoweth. Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
11:12 For that that I do, and that I shall do, is that I cut away the occasion of them that will occasion, that in the thing, in which they glory, they be found such as we. Nevertheless what I do, that will I do to cut away occasion from them which desire occasion, that they might be found like unto us in that wherein they rejoice: But what I do, that will I do: that I may cut away occasion from them which desire occasion, that they might be found like unto us in that wherein they rejoice. But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion, that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
11:13 For why such apostles be treacherous workmen, transfiguring them into apostles of Christ. for these false apostles are deceitful workers, and fashion themselves like unto the apostles of Christ. For such false apostles are deceitful workers, and transform themselves into the Apostles of Christ. For such are false Apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the Apostles of Christ.
11:14 And no wonder; soothly he Satan transfigured him into an angel of light. And no marvel, for satan himself is changed into the fashion of an angel of light. And no marvel: for Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of light. And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of light.
11:15 Therefore it is not great, if his ministers be transfigured as the ministers of rightwiseness, whose end shall be after their works. Therefore it is no great thing, though his ministers fashion themselves as though they were the ministers of rightwiseness: whose end shall be according to their deeds. Therefore it is no great thing, though his ministers transform themselves, as though they were the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
11:16 Again I say, lest any man deem me unwise; else take ye me as unwise, that also I have glory a little what. I say again lest any man think that I am foolish: or else even now take me as a fool, that I may boast myself a little. I say again, let no man think, that I am foolish: or else take me even as a fool, that I also may boast myself a little. I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
11:17 That that I speak, I speak not after God, but as to unwisdom, in this substance of glory. That I speak, I speak it not after the ways of the lord: but as it were foolishly, while we are now come to boasting. That I speak, I speak it not after the Lord: but as it were foolishly, in this my great boasting. That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly in this confidence of boasting.
11:18 For many men glory after the flesh, and I shall glory. Seeing that many rejoice after the flesh I will rejoice also. Seeing that many rejoice after the flesh, I will rejoice also. Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
11:19 For ye suffer gladly unwise men, when ye yourselves be wise. For ye suffer fools gladly because that ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer fools gladly, because that ye are wise. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
11:20 For ye suffer, if any man drive you into servage, if any man devoureth, if any man taketh, if any man is enhanced by pride, if any man smiteth you on the face. For ye suffer even if a man bring you into bondage: if a man devour: if a man take: if a man exalt himself: if a man smite you on the face: For ye suffer even if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take your goods, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. For ye suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
11:21 After unnobility, I say, as if we were sick in this part. In what thing any man dare, in unwisdom I say, and I dare. I speak as concerning rebuke, as though we had been weak. Whereinsoever any man dare be bold (I speak foolishly) I dare be bold also. I speak as concerning the reproach: as though that we had been weak: but wherein any man is bold (I speak foolishly) I am bold also. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak: howbeit, whereinsoever any is bold, I speak foolishly, I am bold also.
11:22 They be Hebrews, and I; they be Israelites, and I; they be the seed of Abraham, and I; They are Hebrews, so am I: They are Israelites, even so am I: They are the seed of Abraham, even so am I. They are Hebrews, so am I: they are Israelites, so am I: they are the seed of Abraham, so am I: Are they Hebrews? so am I: are they Israelites? so am I: are they the seed of Abraham? so am I:
11:23 they be the ministers of Christ, and I. As less wise I say, I more; in full many travails, in prisons more plenteously, in wounds above manner, in deaths ofttimes. They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as a fool) I am more: In labours more abundant: In stripes above measure: In prison more plenteously: In death oft. They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as a fool) I am more: in labours more abundant: in stripes above measure: in prison more plenteously: in death oft. Are they ministers of Christ? I speak as a fool, I am more: in labours more abundant: in stripes above measure: in prisons more frequent: in deaths oft.
11:24 I received of the Jews five times forty strokes one less; Of the Jews five times received I every time forty stripes, one except. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
11:25 thrice I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, thrice I was at ship-break, a night and a day I was in the deepness of the sea; Thrice was I beaten with rods. I was once stoned. I suffered thrice shipwreck. Night and day have I been in the deep of the sea. I was thrice beaten with rods: I was once stoned: I suffered thrice shipwreck: night & day have I been in the deep sea. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned: thrice I suffered shipwreck: a night and a day I have been in the deep.
11:26 in ways oft, in perils of floods, in perils of thieves, in perils of kin, in perils of heathen men, in perils in the city, in perils in desert, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren, In journeying often: In perils of waters In perils of robbers. In jeopardies of mine own nation: In jeopardies among the heathen. I have been in perils in cities, in perils in wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren, In journeying I was often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of mine own nation, in perils among the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils amongst false brethren, In journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by my own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren,
11:27 in travail and neediness, in many wakings, in hunger and thirst, in many fastings, in cold and nakedness. in labour and travail, in watching often, in hunger, in thirst, in fastings often, in cold and in nakedness. In weariness & painfulness, in watching often, in hunger & thirst, in fastings often, in cold and in nakedness. In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger & thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
11:28 Without those things that be withoutforth; mine each day’s waking, the busyness of all churches. Beside the things which outwardly happen unto me, I am cumbered daily and care for all congregations. Beside the things which are outward, I am cumbered daily, and have the care of all the Churches. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the Churches.
11:29 Who is sick, and I am not sick? who is offended, and I am not burnt? Who is sick: and I am not sick? Who is hurt in the faith: and my heart burneth not? Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
11:30 If it behooveth to glory, I shall glory in those things that be of my infirmity. If I must needs rejoice, I will rejoice of mine infirmities. If I must needs rejoice, I will rejoice of mine infirmities. If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
11:31 For God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that is blessed into worlds, knoweth, that I lie not. God the father of our lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. The God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
11:32 The provost of Damascus, of the king of the folk Arteas, kept the city of Damascenes to take me; In the city of Damaschon, the governor of the people, under king Aretas, laid watch in the city of the Damascens, and would have caught me, In Damascus the governor of the people under King Aretas, laid watch in the city of the Damascenes, and would have caught me. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the King, kept the city with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me.
11:33 and by a window in a basket I was let down by the wall, and so I escaped his hands. and at a window was I let down in a basket through the wall, and so scaped his hands. But at a window was I let down in a basket through the wall, & escaped his hands. And through a window in a basket was I let down, by the wall, and escaped his hands.
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