Corinthians Chapter 11
1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my follyandindeed bear with me.
2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousyfor I haveespoused you to one husbandthat I may present you as achaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I fearlest by any meansas the serpent beguiled Evethrough his subtiltyso your minds should be corrupted fromthe simplicity that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesuswhom we havenot preachedor if ye receive another spiritwhich ye havenot receivedor another gospelwhich ye have not accepted ye might well bear with him.
5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefestapostles.
6 But though I be rude in speechyet not in knowledgebut wehave been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might beexaltedbecause I have preached to you the gospel of Godfreely
8 I robbed other churchestaking wages of themto do youservice.
9 And when I was present with youand wantedI was chargeableto no manfor that which was lacking to me the brethren whichcame from Macedonia suppliedand in all things I have keptmyself from being burdensome unto youand so will I keepmyself.
10 As the truth of Christ is in meno man shall stop me of thisboasting in the regions of Achaia.
11 Whereforebecause I love you notGod knoweth.
12 But what I dothat I will dothat I may cut off occasionfrom them which desire occasionthat wherein they glorytheymay be found even as we.
13 For such are false apostlesdeceitful workerstransformingthemselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvelfor Satan himself is transformed into an angelof light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also betransformed as the ministers of righteousnesswhose end shallbe according to their works.
16 I say againLet no man think me a foolif otherwiseyet asa fool receive methat I may boast myself a little.
17 That which I speakI speak it not after the Lordbut as itwere foolishlyin this confidence of boasting.
18 Seeing that many glory after the fleshI will glory also.
19 For ye suffer fools gladlyseeing ye yourselves are wise.
20 For ye sufferif a man bring you into bondageif a mandevour youif a man take of youif a man exalt himselfif aman smite you on the face.
21 I speak as concerning reproachas though we had been weak.Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold I speak foolishly I ambold also.
22 Are they Hebrewsso am I. Are they Israelitesso am I. Arethey the seed of Abrahamso am I.
23 Are they ministers of Christ I speak as a foolI am more in labours more abundantin stripes above measurein prisonsmore frequentin deaths oft.
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rodsonce was I stonedthrice Isuffered shipwrecka night and a day I have been in the deep
26 In journeyings oftenin perils of watersin perils ofrobbersin perils by mine own countrymenin perils by theheathenin perils in the cityin perils in the wilderness in perils in the seain perils among false brethren
27 In weariness and painfulnessin watchings oftenin hungerand thirstin fastings oftenin cold and nakedness.
28 Beside those things that are withoutthat which cometh uponme dailythe care of all the churches.
29 Who is weakand I am not weakwho is offendedand I burnnot
30 If I must needs gloryI will glory of the things whichconcern mine infirmities.
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christwhich is blessedfor evermoreknoweth that I lie not.
32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the cityof the Damascenes with a garrisondesirous to apprehend me
33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the walland escaped his hands.