Would that you could bear with me a little in my folly; and indeed bear with me.
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 (haMashiach).
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled A9Eve (Chawah) through his subtilty, so your minds would be corrupted from the simplicity that is in the Messiah (haMashiach).
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another YHWH, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel (good news), which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.
5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
6 But though I be rude 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 you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel (good news) of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) freely?
8 I robbed other assemblies (ekklesias) by taking wages from them, to do you service.
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 unto you, and so will I keep myself.
10 As the truth of the Messiah (haMashiach) is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11 Wherefore? Because I love you not? God (Elohim) knoweth.
12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them who desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of the Messiah (haMashiach).
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
16 I say again, let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord (YHWH), but as it was foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
19 For you suffer fools gladly, seeing you yourselves are wise.
20 For you suffer, 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 smites you on the face.
21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
22 Are they Hebrews (Ivrim)? So am I. Are they Yisraelim? So am I. Are they the seed of Avraham? So am I.
23 Are they ministers of the Messiah (haMashiach)? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.
24 Of the Jews (Yehudim) five times received I forty stripes except one.
25 Thrice was I beaten 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 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;
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28 Besides those things that are external, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the assemblies (ekklesias).
29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is offended, and I burn not?
30 If I must need glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
31 The God (Elohim) and Father of our Lord (Adonai) YHWH haMashiach, who 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 apprehend me;
33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.