2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus, the Messiah, by the will of God, and Timothy [our] brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole Achaia.
2 Corinthians 1:2
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and [from] the master Jesus, the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed [is] God, even the Father of our master Jesus, the Messiah, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:5
For as the sufferings of the Messiah abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 1:6
And whether we are afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer, or whether we are comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation.
2 Corinthians 1:7
And our hope of you [is] steadfast, knowing, that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so [will you be] also of the consolation.
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we are not willing, brethren, to have you [be] ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.
2 Corinthians 1:9
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 1:10
Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver, in whom we trust that He will yet deliver [us];
2 Corinthians 1:11
You also, helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons, thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
2 Corinthians 1:13
For we write none other things to you, than what you read or acknowledge; and I trust you will acknowledge even to the end;
2 Corinthians 1:14
As you have also acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as you [are] also ours in the day of the master Jesus.
2 Corinthians 1:15
And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit;
2 Corinthians 1:16
And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia to you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
2 Corinthians 1:17
When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yes, yes, and no, no?
2 Corinthians 1:18
But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yes and no.
2 Corinthians 1:19
For the son of God, Jesus, the Messiah, who was preached among you by us, [even] by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yes and no, but in him was yes.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him [are] yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.
2 Corinthians 1:21
Now He who establishes us with you in the Messiah, and has anointed us, [is] God;
2 Corinthians 1:22
Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
2 Corinthians 1:23
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I did not come as yet to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 1:24
Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy, for you stand by faith.
2 Corinthians 2:1
But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
2 Corinthians 2:2
For if I make you sorry, who is he then who makes me glad, but the same who is made sorry by me?
2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote this same to you, unless, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I should rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.
2 Corinthians 2:4
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly to you.
2 Corinthians 2:5
But if any has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but in part, that I may not overcharge you all.
2 Corinthians 2:6
Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.
2 Corinthians 2:7
So that contrariwise you [should] rather forgive [him], and comfort [him], unless perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2 Corinthians 2:8
Therefore I beseech you that you would confirm [your] love toward him.
2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things.
2 Corinthians 2:10
To whom you forgive anything, I also [forgive], for if I forgave anything, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [I forgave it] in the person of the Messiah;
2 Corinthians 2:11
Unless Satan should get an advantage over us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2 Corinthians 2:12
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] the Messiah's Gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,
2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks [is] to God, who always causes us to triumph in the Messiah, and makes manifest the savor of His knowledge by us in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God a sweet savor of the Messiah, in those who are saved, and in those who perish.
2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one [we are] the savor of death to death; and to the other the savor of life to life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, who corrupt the word of God, but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God we speak in the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 3:1
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some [others], epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you?
2 Corinthians 3:2
You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.
2 Corinthians 3:3
[Forasmuch as you are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of the Messiah ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
2 Corinthians 3:4
And we have such trust through the Messiah toward God.
2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are sufficient ourselves to think anything of ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] of God;
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit, for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:7
But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraved in stones, was glorious, so that the Children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away.
2 Corinthians 3:8
How will the ministration of the spirit not be rather glorious?
2 Corinthians 3:9
For if the ministration of condemnation [is] glory, much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
2 Corinthians 3:10
For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels.
2 Corinthians 3:11
For if that which is done away [was] glorious, much more [is] that which remains glorious.
2 Corinthians 3:12
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.
2 Corinthians 3:13
And not as Moses, [who] put a veil over his face, that the Children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished.
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded, for until this day remains the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [veil] is done away in the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 3:15
But even to this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
2 Corinthians 3:16
Nevertheless when it will turn to the Lord, the veil will be taken away.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not faint;
2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 4:3
But if our Gospel is hidden, it is hidden to those who are lost.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, unless the light of the glorious Gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God, should shine to them.
2 Corinthians 4:5
For we preach not ourselves, but the Messiah, Jesus the master; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus, the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
2 Corinthians 4:8
[We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 4:9
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2 Corinthians 4:10
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the master Jesus, that the life of Jesus might also be made manifest in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:11
For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus might also be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 4:13
We, having the same spirit of faith, accordingly as it is written, 'I believed, and therefore have I spoken;' [*Psalms 116:10] we also believe, and therefore speak;
2 Corinthians 4:14
Knowing that He who raised up the master Jesus will also raise us up by Jesus, and will present [us] with you.
2 Corinthians 4:15
For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:16
For which cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;
2 Corinthians 4:18
While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:3
If it so is that being clothed we will not be found naked.
2 Corinthians 5:4
For we who are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened, not that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
2 Corinthians 5:5
Now he who has worked us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:6
Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah; that everyone may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he has done, whether [it is] good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:11
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust in your consciences to have also been made manifest.
2 Corinthians 5:12
For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that you may have somewhat to [answer] those who glory in appearance, and not in heart.
2 Corinthians 5:13
For whether we are beside ourselves, [it is] to God, or whether we are sober, [it is] for your cause.
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of the Messiah constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then all were dead.
2 Corinthians 5:15
And [that] he died for all, that they who live should not from now on live to themselves, but to him who died for them, and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:16
Therefore from now on we know no man after the flesh, indeed , though we have known the Messiah after the flesh, yet now from now on we know [him] no more.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man [is] in the Messiah, [he is] a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:18
And all things [are] of God, who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus, the Messiah, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:19
That God was in the Messiah, reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then we are ambassadors for the Messiah, as though God did beseech [you] by us, we pray [you] in the Messiah's stead, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He has made him [to be] sin for us, who did not know sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 6:2
For He says, 'I have heard you in an accepted time, and in the day of salvation I have succored you, behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.' [*Isaiah 49:8]
2 Corinthians 6:3
Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry is not blamed.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 6:5
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;
2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned,
2 Corinthians 6:7
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
2 Corinthians 6:8
By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report, as deceivers, and [yet] true;
2 Corinthians 6:9
As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
2 Corinthians 6:10
As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 6:11
O [you] Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged.
2 Corinthians 6:12
You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels.
2 Corinthians 6:13
Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as to [my] children), be also enlarged.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be yoked differently with unbelievers, for what fellowship does righteousness have with unrighteousness? And what communion does light have with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, 'I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they will be My people [*Leviticus 26:12].'
2 Corinthians 6:17
'Therefore come out from among them, and be separate,' says the Lord, 'and do not touch the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,
2 Corinthians 6:18
And will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty.'
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 7:2
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
2 Corinthians 7:3
I do not speak [this] to condemn [you], for I have said before, that you are in our hearts to die and live with [you].
2 Corinthians 7:4
Great [is] my boldness of speech toward you, great [is] my glorying of you, I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.
2 Corinthians 7:5
For, when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; outside [was] fighting, within [were] fears.
2 Corinthians 7:6
Nevertheless God, who comforts those who are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
2 Corinthians 7:7
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so I rejoiced the more.
2 Corinthians 7:8
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent, for I perceive that the same epistle has made you sorry, though [it was] but for a season.
2 Corinthians 7:9
Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance, for you were made sorry after a godly manner, that you might receive damage by us in nothing.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world works death.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it worked in you, indeed, [what] clearing of yourselves, indeed, [what] indignation, indeed, [what] fear, indeed, [what] vehement desire, indeed, [what] zeal, indeed, [what] revenge! In all [things] you have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
2 Corinthians 7:12
Wherefore, though I wrote to you, [I did it] not for his cause who had done the wrong, nor for his cause who suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear to you.
2 Corinthians 7:13
Therefore we were comforted in your comfort, indeed, and exceedingly the more joyed we were for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
2 Corinthians 7:14
For if I have boasted anything to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, a truth is found.
2 Corinthians 7:15
And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, while he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.
2 Corinthians 7:16
I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all [things].
2 Corinthians 8:1
Moreover, brethren, we know the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 Corinthians 8:2
How that in a great trial of affliction, the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.
2 Corinthians 8:3
For to [their] power, I bear record, indeed, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;
2 Corinthians 8:4
Praying us with much imploration that we would receive the gift, and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
2 Corinthians 8:5
And [they did this], not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.
2 Corinthians 8:6
Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
2 Corinthians 8:7
Therefore, as you abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that you abound in this grace also.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I do not speak by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our master Jesus, the Messiah, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
2 Corinthians 8:10
And herein I give [my] advice, for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
2 Corinthians 8:11
Now therefore perform the doing [of it]; that as [there was] a readiness to will, so [there may be] a performance also out of that which you have.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there is first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that which a man has, [and] not according to that which he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:13
For [I do not mean] that other men are eased, and you burdened.
2 Corinthians 8:15
As it is written, 'He who [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he who [had gathered] little had no lack.' [*Exodus 16:18]
2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks [is] to God, who put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
2 Corinthians 8:17
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.
2 Corinthians 8:18
And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise [is] in the Gospel throughout all the churches;
2 Corinthians 8:19
And not [that] only, but who was also chosen by the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and [declaration of] your ready mind.
2 Corinthians 8:20
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us.
2 Corinthians 8:21
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
2 Corinthians 8:22
And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have often times proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which [I have] in you.
2 Corinthians 8:23
Whether [any do inquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellow helper concerning you, or our brethren [are inquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 8:24
Therefore show to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
2 Corinthians 9:1
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you.
2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to those of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal has provoked very many.
2 Corinthians 9:3
Yet I have sent the brethren, unless our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you may be ready.
2 Corinthians 9:4
Unless haply if those of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (who we do not say, you) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
2 Corinthians 9:5
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof you had notice before, that the same might be ready, as [a matter of] bounty, and not as [of] covetousness.
2 Corinthians 9:6
But this [I say], 'He who sows sparingly will reap also sparingly; and he who sows bountifully will reap also bountifully.'
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man accordingly as he purposes in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:9
As it is written, 'He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor, his righteousness remains forever.' [*Psalms 112:9]
2 Corinthians 9:10
Now he who ministers seed to the sower, both minister bread for [your] food, and multiply your sown seed, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;
2 Corinthians 9:11
Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.
2 Corinthians 9:12
For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God;
2 Corinthians 9:13
While by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the Gospel of the Messiah, and for [your] liberal distribution to them, and to all [men];
2 Corinthians 9:14
And by their prayer for you, which longs after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks [is] to God for His unspeakable gift.
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of the Messiah, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you.
2 Corinthians 10:2
But I beseech [you], that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
2 Corinthians 10:3
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh.
2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Messiah;
2 Corinthians 10:6
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 10:7
Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trusts himself that he is the Messiah's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] the Messiah's, even so [are] we the Messiah's.
2 Corinthians 10:8
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given to us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed.
2 Corinthians 10:9
That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For [his] letters, they say, [are] weighty and powerful; but [his] bodily presence [is] weak, and [his] speech contemptible.
2 Corinthians 10:11
Let such a one think this, that, as we are such in word by letters when we are absent, such [will we be] also in deed when we are present.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we do not dare make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves, but they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
2 Corinthians 10:13
But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed to us, a measure to reach even to you.
2 Corinthians 10:14
For we do not stretch ourselves beyond [our measure], as though we did not reach to you, for we have come as far as to you also in [preaching] the Gospel of the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 10:15
Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labors; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we will be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
2 Corinthians 10:16
To preach the Gospel in the [regions] beyond you, [and] not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
2 Corinthians 10:17
But he who glories, let him glory in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
2 Corinthians 11:1
I wish to God you could bear with me a little in [my] folly, and indeed bear with me.
2 Corinthians 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 the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, unless by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he who comes preaches another Jesus, 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].
2 Corinthians 11:5
For I suppose I was not wanted behind the very chief apostles.
2 Corinthians 11:6
But though [I am] rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.
2 Corinthians 11:7
Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the Gospel of God freely?
2 Corinthians 11:8
I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them], to do you service.
2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man, for that which was lacking to me, the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied, and in all [things] I have kept myself from being burdensome to you, and [so] will I keep [myself].
2 Corinthians 11:10
As the truth of the Messiah is in me, no man will stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I do not love you? God knows.
2 Corinthians 11:12
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from those who desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we [are].
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 11:14
And do not marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:15
Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers are also transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:17
That which I speak, I speak [it] not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. [*7:175 - 176]
2 Corinthians 11:18
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
2 Corinthians 11:19
For you tolerate fools gladly, seeing you [yourselves] are wise.
2 Corinthians 11:20
For you tolerate, if a man brings you into bondage, if a man devours [you], if a man takes [of you], if a man exalts himself, if a man strikes you on the face.
2 Corinthians 11:21
I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit wherein any is bold, (I speak foolishly), I am also bold.
2 Corinthians 11:22
Are they Hebrews? So [am] I. Are they Israelites? So [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So [am] I.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of the Messiah? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.
2 Corinthians 11:24
Of the Jews five times I received forty [stripes] except one.
2 Corinthians 11:25
Three times was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, three times I suffered a shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
2 Corinthians 11:26
[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;
2 Corinthians 11:27
In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
2 Corinthians 11:28
Beside those things that are without, that which comes upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is offended, and I do not burn?
2 Corinthians 11:30
If I need glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmities.
2 Corinthians 11:31
The God and Father of our master Jesus, the Messiah, who is blessed for evermore, knows that I do not lie.
2 Corinthians 11:32
In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me.
2 Corinthians 11:33
And through a window in a basket I was let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
2 Corinthians 12:1
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 12:2
I knew a man in the Messiah over fourteen years ago, whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell, God knows; such was caught up to the third heaven.
2 Corinthians 12:3
And I knew such a man, whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell, God knows;
2 Corinthians 12:4
How he was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
2 Corinthians 12:5
Of such will I glory, yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities.
2 Corinthians 12:6
For though I would desire to glory, I will not be a fool; for I will say the truth, but [now] I forbear, unless any man should think of me above that which he sees me [to be], or [that] he hears of me.
2 Corinthians 12:7
And unless I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, unless I should be exalted above measure.
2 Corinthians 12:8
For this thing I besought the master three times, that it might depart from me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of the Messiah may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for the Messiah's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:11
I have become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me, for I should have been commended of you, for in nothing am I behind the very chief apostles, though I am nothing.
2 Corinthians 12:12
Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
2 Corinthians 12:13
For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except [it is] that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you, for I do not seek yours, but you, for the children should not lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.
2 Corinthians 12:16
But be it so, I did not burden you, nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
2 Corinthians 12:17
Did I make a gain of you by any of those whom I sent to you?
2 Corinthians 12:18
I desired Titus, and with [him] I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? Did we not walk in the same spirit? [Did we not walk] in the same steps?
2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in the Messiah, but [we do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, unless, when I come, I will not find you such as I would, and [that] I will be found to you such as you would not, unless [there are] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults.
2 Corinthians 12:21
[And] unless, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and [that] I will bewail many who have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
2 Corinthians 13:1
This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses will every word be established.
2 Corinthians 13:2
I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to those who have sinned before, and to all others, that, if I come again, I will not spare.
2 Corinthians 13:3
Since you seek a proof of the Messiah speaking in me, which is not weak toward you, but is mighty in you.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live with him by the power of God toward you.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves, that Jesus, the Messiah, is in you, except you are reprobates?
2 Corinthians 13:6
But I trust that you will know that we are not reprobates.
2 Corinthians 13:7
Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we are as reprobates.
2 Corinthians 13:8
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong, and this we also wish, [even] your perfection.
2 Corinthians 13:10
Therefore I write these things being absent, unless being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord has given to me to edification, and not to destruction.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:12
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2 Corinthians 13:13
All the saints salute you.
2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the master Jesus, the Messiah, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, [be] with you all. Amen. <<[The second [epistle] to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, [a city] of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.]>>