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.

New American Standard Bible
For such men 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For these false apostles are deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

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,
Study Bible
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 they boast about. 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 tell you, '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 were brought 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!

Philippians 3:18
For as I have often told you before, and now declare even with tears: Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Titus 1:10
For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision,

2 Peter 2:1
Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies that even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

Revelation 2:2
I know your deeds, your labor, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles.

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: …







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

such men [are]
τοιοῦτοι (toioutoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1386: Treacherous, deceitful, fraudulent. From dolos; guileful.

workers,
ἐργάται (ergatai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 3345: From meta and a derivative of schema; to transfigure or disguise; figuratively, to apply.

as
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
(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. 11:5-15 It is far better to be plain in speech, yet walking openly and consistently with the gospel, than to be admired by thousands, and be lifted up in pride, so as to disgrace the gospel by evil tempers and unholy lives. The apostle would not give room for any to accuse him of worldly designs in preaching the gospel, that others who opposed him at Corinth, might not in this respect gain advantage against him. Hypocrisy may be looked for, especially when we consider the great power which Satan, who rules in the hearts of the children of disobedience, has upon the minds of many. And as there are temptations to evil conduct, so there is equal danger on the other side. It serves Satan's purposes as well, to set up good works against the atonement of Christ, and salvation by faith and grace. But the end will discover those who are deceitful workers; their work will end in ruin. Satan will allow his ministers to preach either the law or the gospel separately; but the law as established by faith in Christ's righteousness and atonement, and the partaking of his Spirit, is the test of every false system.
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