2 Corinthians 11:2

“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 Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I am iealous ouer you with godly iealousie, for I haue espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you {as} a pure virgin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you to one husband, that I might present you `as' a pure virgin to Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I have a very great care for you: because you have been married by me to one husband, and it is my desire to give you completely holy to Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For I am jealous as to you with a jealousy [which is] of God; for I have espoused you unto one man, to present [you] a chaste virgin to Christ.
- Darby Bible

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 Christ.
- Webster's Bible

I am jealous over you with God's own jealousy. For I have betrothed you to Christ to present you to Him like a faithful bride to her one husband.
- Weymouth Bible

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
- World English Bible

For Y loue you bi the loue of God; for Y haue spousid you to oon hosebonde, to yelde a chast virgyn to Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I am zealous for you with zeal of God, for I did betroth you to one husband, a pure virgin, to present to Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:2


11:2 For - The cause of his seeming folly is expressed in this and the following verse; the cause why they should bear with him, #2Cor 11:4|.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:2


2Co 11:2 I am jealous over you with godly jealousy. His course was induced because of his jealousy for them, not in behalf of himself, but of Christ. He had espoused them to Christ, the Bridegroom of whom the church is the bride (Re 21:2). He has a fear lest this bride may be led astray.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 11:2

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