New International Version
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.
King James Bible
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
Darby Bible Translation
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus knows -- he who is blessed for ever -- that I do not lie.
World English Bible
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, he who is blessed forevermore, knows that I don't lie.
Young's Literal Translation
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ -- who is blessed to the ages -- hath known that I do not lie! --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The God and Father of our Lord - Here is a very solemn asseveration; an appeal to the ever blessed God for the truth of what he asserts. It is something similar to his asseveration or oath in 2 Corinthians 11:10 of this chapter; see also Romans 9:5, and Galatians 1:20. And from these and several other places we learn that the apostle thought it right thus to confirm his assertions on these particular occasions. But here is nothing to countenance profane swearing, or taking the name of God in vain, as many do in exclamations, when surprised, or on hearing something unexpected, etc.; and as others do who, conscious of their own falsity, endeavor to gain credit by appeals to God for the truth of what they say. St. Paul's appeal to God is in the same spirit as his most earnest prayer. This solemn appeal the apostle makes in reference to what he mentions in the following verses. This was a fact not yet generally known.
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They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.
2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
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