2 Corinthians 11:20
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New International Version
In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face.

New Living Translation
You put up with it when someone enslaves you, takes everything you have, takes advantage of you, takes control of everything, and slaps you in the face.

English Standard Version
For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.

Berean Study Bible
In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or exalts himself or strikes you in the face.

Berean Literal Bible
For you bear it if anyone enslaves you, if anyone devours you, if anyone takes from you, if anyone exalts himself, if anyone strikes you in your face.

New American Standard Bible
For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face.

King James Bible
For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, you put up with it if someone enslaves you, if someone devours you, if someone captures you, if someone dominates you, or if someone hits you in the face.

International Standard Version
You tolerate anyone who makes you his slaves, devours what you have, takes what is yours, orders you around, or slaps your face!

NET Bible
For you put up with it if someone makes slaves of you, if someone exploits you, if someone takes advantage of you, if someone behaves arrogantly toward you, if someone strikes you in the face.

New Heart English Bible
For you bear with a man, if he brings you into bondage, if he devours you, if he takes you captive, if he exalts himself, if he strikes you on the face.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do you submit to the one who is subject to you and to him who embezzles you and to him who takes from you and to him who exalts himself over you and to him who strikes you on your face?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When someone makes you slaves, consumes your wealth, seizes your property, orders you around, or slaps your faces, you put up with it.

New American Standard 1977
For you bear with anyone if he enslaves you, if he devours you, if he takes advantage of you, if he exalts himself, if he hits you in the face.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye suffer it if anyone brings you into bondage, if anyone devours you, if anyone takes of you, if anyone exalts himself, if anyone smites you on the face.

King James 2000 Bible
For you permit it, if a man brings you into bondage, if a man devours you, if a man takes of you, if a man exalts himself, if a man smites you on the face.

American King James Version
For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

American Standard Version
For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you captive , if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye bear if any one bring you into bondage, if any one devour [you], if any one get [your money], if any one exalt himself, if any one beat you on the face.

English Revised Version
For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you captive, if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye suffer, if a man bringeth you into bondage, if a man devoureth you, if a man taketh from you, if a man exalteth himself, if a man smiteth you on the face.

Weymouth New Testament
For you tolerate it, if any one enslaves you, lives at your expense, makes off with your property, gives himself airs, or strikes you on the face.

World English Bible
For you bear with a man, if he brings you into bondage, if he devours you, if he takes you captive, if he exalts himself, if he strikes you on the face.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye bear, if any one is bringing you under bondage, if any one doth devour, if any one doth take away, if any one doth exalt himself, if any one on the face doth smite you;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:16-21 It is the duty and practice of Christians to humble themselves, in obedience to the command and example of the Lord; yet prudence must direct in what it is needful to do things which we may do lawfully, even the speaking of what God has wrought for us, and in us, and by us. Doubtless here is reference to facts in which the character of the false apostles had been shown. It is astonishing to see how such men bring their followers into bondage, and how they take from them and insult them.
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
19For you gladly tolerate fools, since you are so wise. 20In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or exalts himself or strikes you in the face. 21To my shame I concede that we were too weak for that! Speaking as a fool, however, I can match what anyone else dares to boast about.…
Cross References
Mark 12:40
They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation."

1 Corinthians 4:11
To this very hour we are hungry and thirsty, we are poorly clad, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.

2 Corinthians 1:24
Not that we lord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers with you for your joy, because it is by faith that you stand firm.

2 Corinthians 10:5
We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:16
Be that as it may, I was not a burden to you; but crafty as I am, I caught you by trickery.

Galatians 2:4
This issue arose because some false brothers were brought in under false pretenses to spy on our freedom in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

Galatians 4:3
So also, when we were children, we were enslaved under the basic principles of the world.

Galatians 4:9
But now that you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back to those weak and worthless principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.
Treasury of Scripture

For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

if a man bring.

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of …

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came …

Galatians 4:3,9,25 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements …

Galatians 5:1,10 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain …

take.

Romans 16:17,18 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory …

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor …

a man smite.

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked …

Lamentations 3:30 He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach.

Luke 6:29 And to him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other; …

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