11:2 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 fear, lest by any means, as the serpent
through his subtilty,
so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
be on the qui vive.
If what you may be hearing doesn't bespeak
your heart, reject
11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Emmanuel.(Matthew
24:5 "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall
whom we have not preached or if you receive another spirit, which you have
not received or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might
well bear with him.(or,
'because of where you may be spiritually, you probably would go along with
11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that you might be
exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
11:8-11 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
And when I was present with you and wanted.(was
lacking), 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 unto you and so will I
keep myself. As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this
boasting in the regions of Achaia. Wherefore? because I love you not? God
11:12 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.
course of life which I have been pursuing I will continue to pursue. That
is, I will continue to preach as I have done without demanding a support.
I will labor with my own hands if necessary. I will preach without demanding
rigidly what I might be entitled to."
11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming
themselves to make it look as).into
11:14 And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel
11:15 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.(*).
11:20 For you 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
11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit
whereinsoever any is bold, I speak foolishly, I am bold also..(if
they are bold in their errors, I can be just as bold in the truth)
11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are
they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? I speak as a fool.(see
I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons
more frequent, in deaths oft.(often
in peril of death).
11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
11:25 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 journeyings often.(how
often?) , in perils of waters, in perils of robbers,
in perils by mine 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 weariness and painfulness, in watchings.(difficulty
sleeping peacefully; had to be alert for dangers).often,
in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which come upon me
daily, the care of all the churches.
11:29 Who is weak and I am not weak? Who is offended and I burn not?
Paul had empathetic
feelings toward others.
11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern
11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Emmanuel the Christ, which is
blessed for evermore, knows that I lie not.
11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city
of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me.
11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall and
escaped his hands.