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2 Corinthians 11:7-11 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Or whether I have done sin, meeking myself [meeking, or making low, myself], that ye be enhanced, for freely I preached to you the gospel of God?

I made naked other churches, and I took wages to your service. [I spoiled, or made naked, or took gifts, of other churches, taking wages to your service.]

And when I was among you, and had need [And when I was with you, and needed], I was chargeous to no man; for brethren that came from Macedonia, fulfilled that that failed to me [supplied, or fulfilled, that that failed to me]. And in all things I have kept [me], and shall keep me without charge to you.

10 The truth of Christ is in me; for this glory shall not be broken in me in the countries of Achaia [in the regions, or countries, of Achaia].

11 Why? for I love not you? God knoweth.

2 Corinthians 11:7-11 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Did I sin, because I humbled myself so that you could be exalted, and because I preached to you the gospel of God free? I robbed other congregations, and took support from them in order to serve you. And when I was present with you and had need, I was a burden to no one, for that which was lacking to me, the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in all things I kept myself so that I would not be burdensome to you. And I will continue so to keep myself. 10 If the truth of Christ is in me, this claim will not be taken from me in the regions of Achaia. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows.

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2 Corinthians 11:7-11 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]Have I committed an offence, because I abased myself, that ye might be exalted, and because I preached to you the Gospel of God freely?

I robbed other Churches, and took wages of them to do you service.

And when I was present with you, and had need, I was not slothful to the hindrance of any man: for that which was lacking unto me, the brethren which came from Macedonia, supplied, and in all things I kept, [b]and will keep myself, that I should not be grievous unto you.

10 The [c]truth of Christ is in me, that this rejoicing shall not be [d]shut up against me in the regions of Achaia.

11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 11:7 Another slander, to wit, that he was a rascal, and lived by the labor of his own hands. But herein, saith the Apostle, what can you lay against me, but that I was content to take any pains for your sakes, and when I lacked, to travail for my living with mine own hands in part, and partly also when poverty constrained me, I chose rather otherwise to seek my sustenance, than to be any burden to you, although I preached the Gospel unto you?
  2. 2 Corinthians 11:9 An amplification: so far is he from being ashamed of this act, that he hath also resolved with himself to do no otherwise hereafter amongst them, to the intent that it may always be truly said, that he taught in Achaia for nothing: not that he disdaineth the Corinthians, but that these Thrasoes may never find the occasion which they have already sought for, and he in the mean season may set something before them to follow, that at length they may truly say, that they are like to Paul.
  3. 2 Corinthians 11:10 This is a form of an oath, as if he said, let me not be thought to have any truth in me.
  4. 2 Corinthians 11:10 Shall be always open to me.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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2 Corinthians 11:7-11 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service. 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.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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