1 I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me -- not that you don't do this already.
2Cor 5:13 2Cor 11:4 2Cor 11:19 2Cor 11:16-17 2Cor 11:21 1Cor 1:21 1Cor 3:18
2 The jealousy that I feel for you is, you see, God's own jealousy: I gave you all in marriage to a single husband, a virgin pure for presentation to Christ.
Hos 2:19-20 Isa 54:5 Eph 5:26-27 Ezek 44:22 John 3:29 Lev 21:13-15 Col 1:28
3 But I am afraid that, just as the snake with his cunning seduced Eve, your minds may be led astray from single-minded devotion to Christ.
Col 2:8 Gal 1:6 Eph 4:14 1Tim 2:14 Col 2:4 John 8:44 Rev 12:9
4 Because any chance comer has only to preach a Jesus other than the one we preached, or you have only to receive a spirit different from the one you received, or a gospel different from the one you accepted -- and you put up with that only too willingly.
1Cor 3:11 Eph 4:4-5 1Tim 2:5 Gal 1:6-8 1Cor 12:4-11 Acts 4:12 Rom 8:15
5 Now, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to the super-apostles.
2Cor 12:11-12 1Cor 15:10 Gal 2:6-9
6 Even if there is something lacking in my public speaking, this is not the case with my knowledge, as we have openly shown to you at all times and before everyone.
Eph 3:4 1Cor 1:17 2Cor 4:2 2Cor 5:11 2Cor 12:12 1Cor 1:21 1Cor 2:1-3
7 Have I done wrong, then, humbling myself so that you might be raised up, by preaching the gospel of God to you for nothing?
2Cor 12:13 1Cor 4:10-12 1Cor 9:6 1Cor 9:12 1Cor 9:14-18 1Thess 2:9 2Cor 10:1
8 I was robbing other churches, taking wages from them in order to work for you.
2Cor 11:9 Phil 4:14-16 Phil 4:18
9 When I was with you and needed money, I was no burden to anybody, for the brothers from Macedonia brought me as much as I needed when they came; I have always been careful not to let myself be a burden to you in any way, and I shall continue to be so.
1Thess 2:6 1Thess 2:9 2Cor 12:13-16 2Thess 3:8-9 Phil 4:10-16 2Cor 6:4 2Cor 8:1-2
10 And as Christ's truth is in me, this boast of mine is not going to be silenced in the regions of Achaia.
Rom 9:1 Acts 18:12 Rom 1:9 2Cor 1:23 1Cor 9:15-18 1Cor 16:15 1Thess 1:7-8
11 Why should it be? Because I do not love you? God knows that I do.
2Cor 12:15 2Cor 6:11-12 2Cor 7:3 2Cor 11:31 2Cor 12:2-3 Acts 15:8 Heb 4:13
12 I will go on acting as I do at present, to cut the ground from under the feet of those who are looking for a chance to be proved my equals in grounds for boasting.
1Cor 9:12 1Cor 5:6 1Tim 5:14 2Cor 1:17 2Cor 5:12 2Cor 10:17 2Cor 11:9
13 These people are counterfeit apostles, dishonest workers disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Gal 2:4 Gal 1:7 Rev 2:2 Phil 3:2 1John 4:1 2Cor 11:15 Acts 20:30
14 There is nothing astonishing in this; even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Gal 1:8 2Cor 2:11 2Cor 11:3 Rev 12:9 Gen 3:1-5 Matt 4:1-10
15 It is nothing extraordinary, then, when his servants disguise themselves as the servants of uprightness. They will come to the end appropriate to what they have done.
Phil 3:19 2Cor 3:9 Jer 23:14-15 Jude 1:4 1Cor 9:11 2Cor 11:13 2Cor 11:23
16 To repeat: let no one take me for a fool, but if you do, then treat me as a fool, so that I, too, can do a little boasting.
2Cor 11:1 2Cor 12:6 2Cor 11:19 2Cor 11:21-23 2Cor 12:11
17 I shall not be following the Lord's way in what I say now, but will be speaking out of foolishness in the conviction that I have something to boast about.
1Cor 7:12 2Cor 9:4 Phil 3:3-6 1Cor 7:25 1Cor 7:6 2Cor 11:18-27
18 So many people boast on merely human grounds that I shall too.
1Cor 4:10 1Pet 1:24 2Cor 10:12-18 2Cor 11:12 2Cor 11:21-23 2Cor 12:5-6 2Cor 12:9
19 I know how happy you are to put up with fools, being so wise yourselves;
1Cor 4:10 1Cor 8:1 1Cor 10:15 Rev 3:17
20 and how you will still go on putting up with a man who enslaves you, eats up all you possess, keeps you under his orders and sets himself above you, or even slaps you in the face.
Gal 2:4 Gal 4:3 Gal 4:9 Gal 5:1 2Cor 1:24 1Cor 4:11 1Thess 2:5
21 I say it to your shame; perhaps we have been too weak. Whatever bold claims anyone makes -- now I am talking as a fool -- I can make them too.
2Cor 10:10 2Cor 10:1-2 2Cor 11:17 2Cor 11:22-27 2Cor 13:10 Phil 3:3-6
22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.
Phil 3:5 Rom 11:1 Rom 9:4 2Chr 20:7 Acts 22:3 Exod 3:18 Exod 5:3
23 Are they servants of Christ? I speak in utter folly -- I am too, and more than they are: I have done more work, I have been in prison more, I have been flogged more severely, many times exposed to death.
1Cor 15:10 2Cor 6:4-5 Acts 9:16 2Cor 1:9-10 2Cor 3:6 1Cor 3:5 2Cor 6:9
24 Five times I have been given the thirty-nine lashes by the Jews;
Deut 25:2-3 Mark 13:9 Matt 10:17
25 three times I have been beaten with sticks; once I was stoned; three times I have been shipwrecked, and once I have been in the open sea for a night and a day;
Acts 14:19 Acts 7:58-59 Acts 14:5 Acts 16:22-23 Acts 16:33 Acts 16:37 Acts 22:24
26 continually travelling, I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from brigands, in danger from my own people and in danger from the gentiles, in danger in the towns and in danger in the open country, in danger at sea and in danger from people masquerading as brothers;
Acts 14:5 Acts 13:50 Acts 17:5 Acts 20:19 Acts 25:3 2Cor 1:8-10 Acts 14:19
27 I have worked with unsparing energy, for many nights without sleep; I have been hungry and thirsty, and often altogether without food or drink; I have been cold and lacked clothing.
2Cor 6:5 1Thess 2:9 2Thess 3:8 Phil 4:12 1Cor 4:11-12 1Cor 7:5 2Cor 11:23
28 And, besides all the external things, there is, day in day out, the pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.
1Cor 7:17 Acts 15:36 Acts 15:40-41 Acts 18:23 Acts 20:2 Acts 20:18-35 Rom 1:14
29 If anyone weakens, I am weakened as well; and when anyone is made to fall, I burn in agony myself.
1Cor 9:22 1Cor 8:13 1Cor 5:1-5 1Cor 6:5-7 1Cor 6:15-18 1Cor 11:22 1Cor 12:26
30 If I have to boast, I will boast of all the ways in which I am weak.
1Cor 2:3 2Cor 12:5-11 2Cor 11:16-18 2Cor 12:1 Col 1:24 Jer 9:23-24 Prov 25:27
31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus -- who is for ever to be blessed -- knows that I am not lying.
Rom 9:5 Eph 1:3 John 10:30 Rom 1:25 1Pet 1:3 1Thess 2:5 1Tim 1:11
32 When I was in Damascus, the governor who was under King Aretas put guards round Damascus city to catch me,
2Cor 11:26 Acts 9:24-25
33 and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and that was how I escaped from his hands.
Acts 9:25 1Sam 19:12 Josh 2:18