2 Corinthians 11:13
New International Version
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

New Living Translation
These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ.

English Standard Version
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Berean Study Bible
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

King James Bible
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

New King James Version
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

NASB 1995
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

NASB 1977
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Amplified Bible
For such men are counterfeit apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

Christian Standard Bible
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

American Standard Version
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For these are false Apostles and treacherous workers and they liken themselves to the Apostles of The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
Anyway, they are no more than false apostles and dishonest workers. They only pretend to be apostles of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

English Revised Version
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.

Good News Translation
Those men are not true apostles--they are false apostles, who lie about their work and disguise themselves to look like real apostles of Christ.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who brag like this are false apostles. They are dishonest workers, since they disguise themselves as Christ's apostles.

International Standard Version
Such people are false apostles, dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of the Messiah.

Literal Standard Version
for those such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ,

NET Bible
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

New Heart English Bible
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ's apostles.

Weymouth New Testament
For men of this stamp are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, assuming the garb of Apostles of Christ.

World English Bible
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ's apostles.

Young's Literal Translation
for those such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul and the False Apostles
12But I will keep on doing what I am doing, in order to undercut those who want an opportunity to be regarded as our equals in the things of which they boast. 13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 23:16
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.

Jeremiah 27:14
Do not listen to the words of the prophets who say, 'You must not serve the king of Babylon,' for they are prophesying to you a lie.

Acts 20:30
Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them.

Galatians 1:7
which is not even a gospel. Evidently some people are troubling you and trying to distort the gospel of Christ.

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

Philippians 1:15
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.

Philippians 3:2
Watch out for those dogs, those workers of evil, those mutilators of the flesh!


Treasury of Scripture

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

false.

2 Corinthians 11:15
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

deceitful.

Philippians 3:2
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

Titus 1:10,11
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: …









(13) For such are false apostles . . .--St. Paul's estimate of the character of his rivals is now given in unsparing language as the reason why he desires to deprive them of any claim which may give them an adventitious superiority to him. In the term "false apostles" we have the explanation of the "apostles extraordinary" of 2Corinthians 11:5. These "crafty workers" were carrying on a system of imposture, trying to assume the character of being, in a higher sense than he was, "Apostles of Christ." This again throws light both on the words "if any man trusts that he is Christ's" of 2Corinthians 10:7, and on the "I am of Christ" of 1Corinthians 1:12.

Verse 13. - For such are false apostles. This, with 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 and Philippians 3:2, is one of St. Paul's most passionate outbursts of plain speaking. "Now at length" says Bengel, "he calls a spade a spade." They were "false apostles" (Revelation 2:2), because a true apostle delivers the message of another, while these cared only for self (Romans 16:18). Deceitful workers. Workmen who cheat their employers (2 Corinthians 2:17; 2 Corinthians 4:2). Transforming themselves. The verb is the same as in 1 Corinthians 4:6 and Philippians 3:21, and does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

such men [are]
τοιοῦτοι (toioutoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

false apostles,
ψευδαπόστολοι (pseudapostoloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5570: A false or pretended apostle. From pseudes and apostolos; a spurious apostle, i.e. Pretended pracher.

deceitful
δόλιοι (dolioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1386: Treacherous, deceitful, fraudulent. From dolos; guileful.

workers,
ἐργάται (ergatai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2040: A field-laborer; then: a laborer, workman in general. From ergon; a toiler; figuratively, a teacher.

masquerading
μετασχηματιζόμενοι (metaschēmatizomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3345: From meta and a derivative of schema; to transfigure or disguise; figuratively, to apply.

as
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

apostles
ἀποστόλους (apostolous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

of Christ.
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.


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