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

New Living Translation
But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent.

English Standard Version
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
But I am afraid, lest by any means, as the serpent in his craftiness deceived Eve, your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity in Christ.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure devotion to Christ.

International Standard Version
However, I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by its tricks, so your minds may somehow be lured away from sincere and pure devotion to the Messiah.

NET Bible
But I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by his treachery, your minds may be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I fear lest, as The Serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, that your minds may also in this way be corrupted from the simplicity that is in The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, I'm afraid that as the snake deceived Eve by its tricks, so your minds may somehow be lured away from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

New American Standard 1977
But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I fear that as the serpent deceived Eve through his craftiness, so your senses should be corrupted in some way, and ye should fall from the simplicity that is in the Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his cunning, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

American King James Version
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted, and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-4 The apostle desired to preserve the Corinthians from being corrupted by the false apostles. There is but one Jesus, one Spirit, and one gospel, to be preached to them, and received by them; and why should any be prejudiced, by the devices of an adversary, against him who first taught them in faith? They should not listen to men, who, without cause, would draw them away from those who were the means of their conversion.
Study Bible
Paul and the False Apostles
2I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. For I promised you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. 3I 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. 4For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden '?"

Genesis 3:4
The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!

Genesis 3:13
Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Genesis 3:20
Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

2 Corinthians 11:20
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.

Ephesians 4:14
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed about by the waves and carried around by every wind of teaching and by the clever cunning of men in their deceitful scheming.

Ephesians 4:22
You were taught to put off your former way of life, your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could stand it no more, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter had somehow tempted you and caused our labor to be in vain.

1 Timothy 2:14
And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman who was deceived and fell into transgression.
Treasury of Scripture

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

I fear.

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

2 Corinthians 12:20,21 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

Psalm 119:53 Horror has taken hold on me because of the wicked that forsake your law.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Philippians 3:18,19 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even …

as.

Genesis 3:4,13 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die…

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, …

so.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall …

Acts 20:30,31 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, …

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

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

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried …

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Colossians 2:4,8,18 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words…

2 Thessalonians 2:3-11 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, …

1 Timothy 1:3 As I sought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, …

1 Timothy 4:1-4 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

2 Timothy 3:1-9,13 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come…

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially …

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

2 Peter 2:1-14 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

2 Peter 3:3,17 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, …

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that …

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

the simplicity.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it …

Romans 16:18,19 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly…

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