2 Corinthians 11:7

“Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 11:7

Haue I committed an offence in abasing my selfe, that you might be exalted, because I haue preached to you the Gospel of God freely?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God for nought?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or did I do wrong in making myself low so that you might be lifted up, because I gave you the good news of God without reward?
- Basic English Bible

Have I committed sin, abasing myself in order that *ye* might be exalted, because I gratuitously announced to you the glad tidings of God?
- Darby Bible

Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God without reward?
- Webster's Bible

Is it a sin that I abased myself in order for you to be exalted, in that I proclaimed God's Good News to you without fee or reward?
- Weymouth Bible

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God's Good News free of charge?
- World English Bible

Or whether Y haue don synne, mekynge my silf, that ye be enhaunsid, for freli Y prechide to you the gospel of God?
- Wycliffe Bible

The sin did I do -- myself humbling that ye might be exalted, because freely the good news of God I did proclaim to you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 11:7

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:7


11:7 Have I committed an offence - Will any turn this into an objection? In humbling myself - To work at my trade. That ye might be exalted - To be children of God.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:7


2Co 11:7 Have I committed an offence in absing myself, etc. He had at Corinth supported himself in part by his own labor (Ac 18:3). See PNT "1Co 9:13". Yet these false apostles seemed to have charged that he did not dare to ask for the support which was due an apostle.

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