We write to you with words that are clearly understood, and there is no need for you to try to read between the lines of what we write in hopes that you can completely and accurately understand. God’s marvelous grace enables us to minister to everyone with pure motives, not in the clever wisdom of the world. 2 You need to know that God’s passion is burning inside me for you, because, like a loving father, I have pledged your hand in marriage to Christ, your true bridegroom. https://www.bible.com/bible/1849/2CO.4.11.TPT, Finding Certainty From Faith // Believing Through It All, Practicing The Presence Of God: Old Habits For A New Year, God Can Restore All Things (Even Your Marriage), The Essential 100® Bible Challenge–19–The Apostles' Teaching, A Woman Of Significance: Discovering Purpose, The Bible, J.R.R. 10 As the reality of Christ lives within me, my glad boast of offering the gospel free of charge will not be silenced throughout the region of Achaia. will not be silenced throughout the region of Achaia. 7 Have I committed a sin by degrading myself to dignify you? [g] 11 Why? I’ve survived deadly peril in the city, in the wilderness, with storms at sea, and with spies posing as believers. 26 In my difficult travels I’ve faced many dangerous situations: perilous rivers, robbers, foreigners, and even my own people. 2 Corinthians 13 The Passion Translation (TPT) Weakness and God’s Power. See. 2 Corinthians 9:11 Or “through us.” 2 Corinthians 9:12 The Greek word leitourgia (similar to “liturgy”) is used in Luke 1:23 for the priestly ministry of Zechariah in the temple. I’ve frequently been deprived of food and water, left hungry and shivering out in the cold, lacking proper clothing. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools I’ve been flogged excessively, multiple times, even to the point of death. See. 4 He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. [j] 15 So it’s no wonder his servants also go about pretending to be ministers of righteousness. But now let me dare to boast like a “fool.”, 22 Are these “super-apostles” of yours Hebrews? I’ve been flogged excessively, multiple times, even to the point of death. [b] 3 But now I’m afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s clever lies, your thoughts may be corrupted and you may lose your single-hearted devotion and pure love for Christ. For he is the Father of tender mercy and the God of endless comfort. 2 So until these issues were settled, [] I decided against paying you another painful visit. I’ve frequently been deprived of food and water, left hungry and shivering out in the cold, lacking proper clothing. Yes, don’t judge a new child of God by what you see immediately about their past life. 13 For they are not true apostles but deceitful[h] ministers who masquerade as “special apostles”[i] of the Anointed One. 11 I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Was I wrong to preach the gospel of God to you free of charge? The Passion Translation®. I’ve survived deadly peril in the city, in the wilderness, with storms at sea, and with spies posing as believers. [l], 24 Five times I’ve received thirty-nine lashes from the Jewish leaders. 2 corinthians 5:17 nlt this means that anyone who belongs to christ has become a new person. 14 That doesn’t surprise us, for even Satan transforms himself to appear as an angel of light! For I have espoused you . And as his “yes” and our “amen” ascend to God, we bring him glory! 32 Once, when I was in Damascus, the governor[s] under King Aretas[t] had his troops searching for me to have me arrested, 33 but I was stuffed in a basket[u] and lowered down through a window and managed to escape. [n] Once they stoned me. If troubles weigh us down, that just means that we will receive even more comfort to pass on to you for your deliverance! “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. He was the father-in-law of Herod Antipas. 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousyI promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. Used by permission. 12 But in order to eliminate the opportunity for those “super-apostles” to boast that their ministry is on the same level as ours I will continue this practice. You have accepted a spirit and gospel that is false, rather than the Spirit and gospel you once embraced. For they are not true apostles but deceitful ministers who masquerade as “special apostles” of the Anointed One. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us. Yes, please be patient with me. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or “brothers (and sisters).” Now, it is God himself who has anointed us. 9 Remember, when I was with you I didn’t bother anyone when I needed money, for my needs were always supplied by my Macedonian friends. Then you’ll be able to boast of us even as we will boast of you in the day of our Lord Jesus. For as God is true to his word, my promise to you was not a, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and he is the one whom Timothy, Silas, and I have preached to you—and he has never been both a “yes” and a “no.” He has always been and always will be for us a resounding “YES!”. All rights reserved. It has taught us to lose all faith in ourselves and to place all of our trust in the God who raises the dead. But, how? thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT). 27 I’ve toiled to the point of exhaustion and gone through many sleepless nights. But if you do, at least show me the patience you would show a fool, so that I too may boast a little. Are they descendants of Abraham? Was I wrong to preach the gospel of God to you free of charge? I’ve toiled to the point of exhaustion and gone through many sleepless nights. Yes, please be patient with me. 10 Now, please listen, for I need to address an issue. May undeserved favor and endless peace be yours continually from our Father God and from our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! Why? I’ve survived deadly peril in the city, in the wilderness, with storms at sea, and with spies posing as believers. 4 For you seem to gladly tolerate anyone[c] who comes to you preaching a pseudo-Jesus, not the Jesus we have preached. See Hos. Of unknown origin; a maiden; by implication, an unmarried daughter. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. One. 16 So I repeat. Our brother Timothy joins me in writing to you and all the holy believers throughout the Roman province of Achaia. Or “who change their form into super-apostles.”. Or possibly a reference to “the serpent.”, Paul received financial support for preaching the gospel and could have asked the Corinthians to support him (, Or “the brothers.” This was most likely from the church of Philippi. It felt like we had a death sentence written upon our hearts. How easily you endure those who, in their arrogance, destroy your dignity or even slap you in the face. How tolerant you have become of these imposters! Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. In N.T. 17 Of course, what I’m about to tell you is not with the Lord’s authority, but as a “fool.” 18 For since many love to boast about their worldly achievements,[k] allow me the opportunity to join them. As the reality of Christ lives within me, my glad boast. Afterward, I’m hoping you will be able to aid me on my journey to Israel. Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. since he has also stamped his seal of love over our hearts and has given us the Holy Spirit like an engagement ring is given to a bride—a down payment of the blessings to come! Three times I experienced being beaten with rods. Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. I am too. But in the end they will be exposed and get exactly what they deserve. Are they descendants of Abraham? You. 2–3 Since you are demanding proof that the Anointed One is speaking through me, I will give you proof by exercising discipline among you. Or “ethnarch,” a politically appointed leader over a specific ethnic group, who represents the king. How easily you endure those who, in their arrogance, destroy your dignity or even slap you in the face. Used by permission. 5 Now, I believe that I am not inferior in any way to these special “super-apostles”[d] you are attracted to. That is, the region where Corinth was located. 29 I am not aloof, for who is desperate and weak and I do not feel their weakness? I’ve also promised that I would present his fiancée to him as a pure virgin bride. 1 I want you to pattern your lives after me, just as I pattern mine after Christ. Or “forty lashes minus one.” Paul received a total of 195 lashings in his lifetime. 5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy [] that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. They have potentials in the Kingdom of God. I’ve also promised that I would present his fiancée to him as a pure virgin bride.

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