2 Corinthians 11:12
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English Standard Version
And what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do.

King James Bible
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

American Standard Version
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off the occasion from them that desire occasion, that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

English Revised Version
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire an occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

Webster's Bible Translation
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them who desire occasion; that in what they glory, they may be found even as we.

Weymouth New Testament
But I will persist in the same line of conduct in order to cut the ground from under the feet of those who desire an opportunity of getting themselves recognized as being on a level with us in the matters about which they boast.

2 Corinthians 11:12 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

I will do

Will continue to do; refuse to receive pay.

Cut off (ἐκκόψω)

Lit., cut out. See on Luke 13:7, and compare Romans 11:24.

Occasion (τὴν ἀφορμὴν)

The force of the article must be carefully noted; the particular occasion of fault-finding which concerned his pecuniary relations with the Corinthians. His refusal to receive pay cut out from among other causes of complaint this one.

They may be found even as we

I can find no satisfactory explanation of this clause, and will not attempt to add to the hopeless muddle of the commentators. It is evident that the false teachers had sought occasion for glorifying themselves in comparison with Paul; that they consequently caught eagerly at every pretext for disparaging him; and that this disparagement was in some way connected with Paul's refusal to receive compensation from the Corinthians. Further, that Paul's way of counteracting their attempts was by persisting in this refusal. The intimation in the last clause is apparently to the effect that by this course he will not only remove the occasion for attack, but that the result will show both his opponents and himself in their true light. Compare find and be found, 2 Corinthians 12:20.

2 Corinthians 11:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what.

2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man...

2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh...

Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

that I may.

1 Corinthians 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things...

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

them.

Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

*etc:

they glory.

2 Corinthians 11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf...

2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

Galatians 6:13,14 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh...

Cross References
Matthew 26:16
And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.

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