2 Corinthians 11:12

“But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But what I doe, that I wil doe, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion, that wherein they glory, they may bee found euen as we.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But what I do, that I will go on doing, so that I may give no chance to those who are looking for one; so that, in the cause of their pride, they may be seen to be the same as we are.
- Basic English Bible

But what I do, I will also do, that I may cut off the opportunity of those wishing [for] an opportunity, that wherein they boast they may be found even as we.
- Darby Bible

But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them who desire occasion; that in what they glory, they may be found even as we.
- Webster's Bible

But I will persist in the same line of conduct in order to cut the ground from under the feet of those who desire an opportunity of getting themselves recognized as being on a level with us in the matters about which they boast.
- Weymouth Bible

But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion, that in which they boast, they may be found even as we.
- World English Bible

God woot. For that that Y do, and that Y schal do, is that Y kitte awei the occasioun of hem that wolen occasioun, that in the thing, in which thei glorien, thei be foundun as we.
- Wycliffe Bible

and what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the occasion of those wishing an occasion, that in that which they boast they may be found according as we also;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:12


11:12 Who desire any occasion - To censure me. That wherein they boast, they may be found even as we - They boasted of being burdensome to no man. But it was a vain boast in them, though not in the apostle.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:12


2Co 11:12 That I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion. One reason that he did this was to give no excuse to these opposers to call on the church to maintain them. He would force them by his example to be found even as we, that is, to maintain themselves.

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