1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
2 For I am a over you with godly jealousy: for I have b you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the a b Eve through his c, so your minds should be d from the e that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another a, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another b, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
6 But though I be a in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God a?
8 I a, taking b of them, to do you service.
9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was a to no man: for that which was b to me the brethren which came from Macedonia c: 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.
12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they a, they may be found even as we.
13 For such are a, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for a himself is transformed into an b of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose a shall be according to their works.
16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool a me, that I may b myself a little.
17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into a, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
21 I speak as concerning a, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
22 Are they a? so am I. Are they b? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
23 Are they a of Christ? (I speak as a fool) b am more; in c more abundant, in d above measure, in e more frequent, in deaths oft.
24 Of the Jews five times received I a stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I a with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own a, in perils by the b, in c in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27 In a and b, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
29 Who is weak, and I am not a? who is offended, and I b?
30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to a me:
33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.