2 Corinthians 11:3

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I feare lest by any meanes, as the Serpent beguiled Eue through his subtilty, so your mindes should bee corrupted from the simplicitie that is in Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity {of devotion} to Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I have a fear, that in some way, as Eve was tricked by the deceit of the snake, your minds may be turned away from their simple and holy love for Christ.
- Basic English Bible

But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craft, [so] your thoughts should be corrupted from simplicity as to the Christ.
- Darby Bible

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
- Webster's Bible

But I am afraid that, as the serpent in his craftiness deceived Eve, so your minds may be led astray from their single-heartedness and their fidelity to Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
- World English Bible

But Y drede, lest as the serpent disseyuede Eue with his sutil fraude, so youre wittis ben corrupt, and fallen doun fro the symplenesse that is in Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I fear, lest, as the serpent did beguile Eve in his subtilty, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that [is] in the Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:3


11:3 But I fear - Love is full of these fears. Lest as the serpent - A most apposite comparison. Deceived Eve - Simple, ignorant of evil. By his subtilty - Which is in the highest degree dangerous to such a disposition. So your minds - We might therefore be tempted, even if there were no sin in us. Might be corrupted - Losing their virginal purity. From the simplicity that is in Christ - That simplicity which is lovingly intent on him alone, seeking no other person or thing.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:3


2Co 11:3 But I fear, etc. As Eve was seduced from God by the serpent (Ge 3:1), so he fears that the Corinthian brethren may be led from the simplicity, single-minded devotion, "that is in Christ".

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 11

  • 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
  • Wayne
    WORD, what do you mean?
  • Word
    If any man that has superpowers by that I mean can bring lightning down from the skies at will and speaks like no one you have ever heard before and speaks in peace as in world peace and calls himself God and sits in Jerusalem. Not even if he says he will fly you away. Don't Go! When the 7th trump sounds and hail stones hit with the fire you will be alright because you waited for the true Christ.
  • Irene123
    Acts 9:23-25; 2 Cor. 11:32-33; How can anyone read these 2 scriptures and think they are of 2 different incidents .....? 2 Cor. is a RECOUNTING of Acts 9. Just as vs. 24 -27 are a recounting of PAST sufferings.

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