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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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.
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.
Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.
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.
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
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