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

  • Ray321
    Acts 9:15 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: Paul didn't have to brag about what he did for the Lord Jesus, Jesus said that Paul was a chosen vessel into him. That alone is special from Jesus himself. Jesus, thank you for using Apostle Paul for the Gentiles. Love
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --- IF YOU DO --- WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
    PROVERBS 13:3 HE THAT KEEPETH HIS MOUTH KEEPETH HIS LIFE BUT HE THAT OPENETH WIDE HIS LIPS SHALL HAVE DESTRUCTION
  • Ray321
    Wow Apostle Paul labored more then anybody in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? I speak as a fool I am more in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Jesus suffer the cross, Paul suffer beheaded. Wow, that is unbelievable how they suffered. There is a friend that sticked closer then a brother, that's Jesus.
  • Bruce
    Kurt: Yes:No one is Saved until one is Called(a Tugging on Your Heart):John 6:44 / Ask Forgiveness:1John1:9 /They are Washed in His Blood:Revelation1:5 / They Will be Baptized with His Spirit and giving a New Heart, You will be Changed! Mark l:8, 2Corinthians 5:17, You will Know! Impossible not to Know. Tribulation and Persecution comes to All who are Saved. Acts 14:22 / No roots:Matthew 13:21
  • Kurt
    Let Paul be our example to follow and be like Christ. We are saved for good works, and trials. Our grit to show the Gospel and its meaning in our lives is what the world needs. When I have petty challenges in my world that has a high standard of living what am I showing others? That I have a better hope? Surely not. Worry not little things so God can invite us for bigger works, and trials! Kurt
  • Bruce
    word: We who are Saved by The Blood of The Lamb,don't have The Weight of Sin holding Us down. When The Horn Sounds,We're Gone! There's No Hope for Those left behind! Who So Ever:Revelations 20.15

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