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

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For such are false apostles - Persons who pretend to be apostles, but have no mission from Christ.

Deceitful workers - They do preach and labor, but they have nothing but their own emolument in view.

Transforming themselves - Assuming as far as they possibly can, consistently with their sinister views, the habit, manner, and doctrine of the apostles of Christ.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

false.

2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness...

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...

Matthew 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you that you are an hard man, reaping where you have not sown...

Acts 15:1,24 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brothers, and said, Except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses...

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...

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 brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus...

Galatians 4:17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yes, they would exclude you, that you might affect them.

Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised...

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...

Philippians 1:15,16 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will...

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

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...

1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...

1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Timothy 2:17-19 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus...

2 Timothy 3:5-9 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away...

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...

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists...

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God...

2 John 1:7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh...

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

Revelation 2:2,9,20 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

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...

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Simplicity Towards Christ
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.'--2 COR. xi. 3. The Revised Version, amongst other alterations, reads, 'the simplicity that is towards Christ.' The inaccurate rendering of the Authorised Version is responsible for a mistake in the meaning of these words, which has done much harm. They have been supposed to describe a quality or characteristic belonging to Christ or the Gospel;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What 'the Gospel' Is
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, 'the gospel,' and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

But when He Might Use to Work, that Is...
15. But when he might use to work, that is, in what spaces of time, that he might not be hindered from preaching the Gospel, who can make out? Though, truly, that he wrought at hours of both day and night himself hath not left untold. [2518] Yet these men truly, who as though very full of business and occupation inquire about the time of working, what do they? Have they from Jerusalem round about even to Illyricum filled the lands with the Gospel? [2519] or whatever of barbarian nations hath remained
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Moreover, if Discourse must be Bestowed Upon Any...
21. Moreover, if discourse must be bestowed upon any, and this so take up the speaker that he have not time to work with his hands, are all in the monastery able to hold discourse unto brethren which come unto them from another kind of life, whether it be to expound the divine lessons, or concerning any questions which may be put, to reason in an wholesome manner? Then since not all have the ability, why upon this pretext do all want to have nothing else to do? Although even if all were able, they
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Jeremiah 23:16
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill 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 to you, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon,' for they are prophesying lies to you.

Acts 20:30
Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.

Galatians 1:7
which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 2:4
This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.

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 evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.

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