Pristine Grace

2 Cor 11:1-33, (KJV)
1  Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
6  But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
7  Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
8  I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
9  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 unto you, and so will I keep myself.
10  As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11  Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
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.
13  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
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.
16  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.
17  That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
18  Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
19  For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
20  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.
21  I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
22  Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
23  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.
24  Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
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;
26  In journeyings 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;
27  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28  Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
29  Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
30  If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
31  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
32  In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
33  And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

2 Cor 11:1-33, (MKJV)
1  I would that you were bearing with me a little in foolishness; but indeed bear with me.
2  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy. For I have espoused you to one Man, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
3  But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, so your thoughts should be corrupted from the simplicity due to Christ.
4  For if, indeed, the one coming proclaims another Jesus, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive another spirit, which you did not receive, or another gospel, which you never accepted, you might well endure these .
5  For I judge myself to have come behind the highest apostles in nothing.
6  But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet not in knowledge; but in every way I have been clearly revealed to you in all things.
7  Or did I commit sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
8  I stripped other churches, taking wages for the serving of you.
9  And being present with you, and in need, I was not a burden to anyone. For the brothers from Macedonia made up completely my need. And in every way I have kept myself from being burdensome to you , and I will keep myself.
10  The truth of Christ is in me that this boasting shall not be silenced in me in the regions of Achaia.
11  Why? Because I do not love you? God knows.
12  But what I do, that I will do, so that I may cut off occasion from those who desire occasion; so that in the thing in which they boast, they may be found even as we.
13  For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14  Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light?
15  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
16  Again I say, Let no one think me foolish. If otherwise, yet receive me as foolish, so that I may also boast a little.
17  What I speak, I do not speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this boldness of boasting.
18  Since many glory according to the flesh, I also will boast.
19  For you gladly bear with fools, being wise.
20  For you endure if anyone enslaves you, if anyone devours, if anyone takes from you , if anyone exalts himself, if anyone strikes you in the face.
21  I speak according to dishonor, as though we have been weak. But in whatever anyone dares (I speak foolishly), I also dare.
22  Are they Hebrews? I also! Are they Israelites? I also! Are they the seed of Abraham? I also!
23  Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself,) I am more! I have been in labors more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more, in deaths many times.
24  Five times from the Jews I received forty stripes minus one.
25  Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked. I have spent a night and a day in the deep.
26  I have been in travels often; in dangers from waters; in dangers from robbers; in dangers from my race; in dangers from the heathen; in dangers in the city; in dangers in the wilderness; in dangers on the sea; in dangers among false brothers.
27   I have been in hardship and toil; often in watchings; in hunger and thirst; often in fastings; in cold and nakedness;
28  besides the things outside conspiring against me daily, the care of all the churches.
29  Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I do not burn?
30  If it is right to boast, I will boast of the things of my weakness.
31  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I do not lie.
32  In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes, desiring to lay hold of me.
33  And I was let down in a basket through a window through the wall, and escaped their hands.

2 Cor 11:1-33, (NASB)
1  I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.
2  For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.
3  But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
4  For if one comes and 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 this beautifully.
5  For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.
6  But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
7  Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
8  I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you;
9  and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, and will continue to do so.
10  As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
11  Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
12  But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
13  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
14  No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
15  Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
16  Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
17  What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
18  Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.
19  For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.
20  For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face.
21  To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison. But in whatever respect anyone else is bold I speak in foolishness I am just as bold myself.
22  Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.
23  Are they servants of Christ? I speak as if insane I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
24  Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.
25  Three 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.
26  I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;
27  I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.
28  Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.
29  Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern?
30  If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.
31  The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
32  In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,
33  and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.

2 Cor 11:1-33, (LITV)
1  I would that you endured me a little in foolishness, but, indeed, endure me.
2  For I am jealous over you with a jealousy of God. For I have promised you to one Man, to present you a pure virgin to Christ.
3  But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your thoughts should be corrupted from the purity which is due to Christ.
4  For if, indeed, the one coming proclaims another Jesus, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive another spirit which you have not received, or another gospel which you never accepted, you might well endure these.
5  For I judge myself to have come behind the highest apostles in nothing.
6  But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet not in knowledge. But in every way I have been clearly revealed to you in all things.
7  Or did I commit sin, humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
8  I stripped other assemblies, receiving wages for the serving of you.
9  And being present with you and lacking, I was not a burden to anyone. The brothers coming from Macedonia completely made up for my lack. And in every way I kept myself without burden to you, and I will keep myself.
10  The truth of Christ is in me, that this boasting shall not be silenced in me in the regions of Achaia.
11  Why? Because I do not love you? God knows.
12  But what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the occasion of those desiring an occasion, so that in that which they boast, they be found also as we.
13  For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
14  And did not Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light?
15   It is not a great thing, then, if also his ministers transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
16  Again I say, let not anyone think me to be foolish. But if not, even if as foolish, receive me, that I also may boast a little.
17  What I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this boldness of boasting.
18  Since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast.
19  For you with pleasure endure fools, being wise.
20  For you endure if anyone enslaves you, if anyone devours, if anyone takes away from you, if anyone exalts self, if anyone beats you in the face.
21  I speak according to dishonor, as if we have been weak. But in whatever anyone dares (I say it in foolishness), I also dare.
22  Are they Hebrews? I also. Are they Israelites? I also. Are they Abraham's seed? I also.
23  Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself.) I being beyond them: in labors, more abundantly; in stripes, beyond measure; in prisons, much more; in deaths, many times.
24  Five times I received forty stripes minus one from the Jews.
25  I was flogged three times; I was stoned once; I was shipwrecked three times; I have spent a night and a day in the deep.
26   I have been in travels often, in dangers of rivers, in dangers of robbers, in dangers from my race, in dangers from the nations, in dangers in the city, in dangers in a wilderness, in dangers in the sea, in dangers among false brothers,
27  in hardship and toil, often in watchings, in hunger and thirst, often in fastings, in cold and nakedness,
28  besides the things outside conspiring against me day by day, the care of all the assemblies.
29  Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I do not burn?
30  If it is right to boast, I will boast of the things of my infirmity.
31  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ knows, the One being blessed to the ages, that I am not lying.
32  In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes, desiring to seize me.
33  And I was let down through a window through the wall in a basket and escaped their hands.

John Gill Commentary

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