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2 Corinthians 11:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, such as these, are false apostles, deceitful workers, transfiguring themselves into apostles of Christ.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for those such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For such are false Apostles, deceitfull workers, transforming themselues into the Apostles of Christ.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For these are apostles of falsehood and workers of deceits, assimilating themselves to the apostles of the Meshiha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For they are false legates, crafty workers, and feign themselves to be legates of the Messiah.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
such 5108
{5108} Prime
τοιοῦτος
toioutos
{toy-oo'-tos}
(Including the other inflections); from G5104 and G3778; truly this, that is, of this sort (to denote character or individuality).
[are] false apostles, 5570
{5570} Prime
ψευδαπόστολος
pseudapostolos
{psyoo-dap-os'-tol-os}
From G5571 and G0652; a spurious apostle, that is, pretended preacher.
deceitful 1386
{1386} Prime
δόλιος
dolios
{dol'-ee-os}
From G1388; guileful.
workers, 2040
{2040} Prime
ἐργάτης
ergates
{er-gat'-ace}
From G2041; a toiler; figuratively a teacher.
transforming themselves 3345
{3345} Prime
μετασχηματίζω
metaschematizo
{met-askh-ay-mat-id'-zo}
From G3326 and a derivative of G4976; to transfigure or disguise; figuratively to apply (by accommodation).
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the apostles 652
{0652} Prime
ἀπόστολος
apostolos
{ap-os'-tol-os}
From G0649; a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ('apostle'), (with miraculous powers).
of Christ. 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 11:13

_ _ For — reason why he is unwilling they should be thought like him [Bengel].

_ _ such — they and those like them.

_ _ false apostles — those “overmuch apostles” (see on 2 Corinthians 11:5) are no apostles at all.

_ _ deceitful workers — pretending to be “workmen” for the Lord, and really seeking their own gain.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 11:5-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 11:13

(6) For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

(6) Now at length he portrays these fellows as they truly are, forewarning that it will come to pass that they will at length betray themselves, no matter how they may be pretending that they have a zeal for God's glory.

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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.
Matthew 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Acts 15:1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, [and said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
Acts 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, [Ye must] be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no [such] commandment:
Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
Galatians 4:17 They zealously affect you, [but] not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Philippians 1:15-16 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: ... The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
1 Timothy 1:4-7 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do]. ... Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; ... Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; ... Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
2 Timothy 2:17-19 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; ... Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2 Timothy 3:5-9 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. ... But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; ... And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. ... And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 John 1:7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. ... For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

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: ... Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
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