2 Corinthians 11 ©
Paul unwillingly entereth upon a commendation of himself, out of jealousy lest the Corinthians should be perverted by false apostles from the pure doctrine of Christ. He sheweth that he was in all respects equal to the chiefest apostles; that he declined being chargeable to them not for want of love toward them, but to cut off occasion from those deceitful workers of taking shelter under his example: that he was not inferior to those, whom they so patiently submitted to, in any of their boasted prerogatives, but as a minister of Christ, in labours and sufferings for the gospel's sake, was abundantly their superior.
For I am bjealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have cespoused you to one husband, that I may present you das a chaste virgin to Christ.
But I efear, lest by any means, fas the serpent beguiled Eve through his *subtilty, gso your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For such are ufalse apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
Are they iministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) jI am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Of the Jews five times received I kforty stripes *save one.
And xthrough a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.