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baisser moi-même, afin que vous fussiez élevés; vous ayant annoncé gratuitement l'évangile de Dieu.

8J'ai dépouillé les autres églises, en recevant d'elles de quoi m'entretenir, pour vous servir.

9 Et lorsque je me suis trouvé dans le besoin parmi vous, je n'ai été à charge à personne; car les frères qui étoient venus de Macédoine ont suppléé à ce qui me manquoit; et je me suis gardé de vous être à charge en quoi que ce fut, et je m'en garderai

encore.

10 J'atteste la vérité de JésusChrist, laquelle est en moi, que ce sujet que j'ai de me glorifier dans toute l'Achaïe ne me sera point ôté.

11 Pourquoi? Est-ce parceque je ne vous aime pas ? Dieu le sait.

12 Mais ce que j'en fais, et que je ferai encore, c'est afin d'oter tout prétexte à ceux qui ne cherchent que des prétextes; et afin qu'il se trouve qu'ils n'ont aucun avantage sur nous, dans les choses dont ils se vantent.

13 Car ces sortes de faux apôtres sont des ouvriers trompeurs, qui se déguisent en apôtres de Jésus-Christ.

14 Et il ne faut pas s'en étonner; car Satan même se déguise en ange de lumière.

15. Il n'est donc pas surprenant si ses ministres se déguisent aussi en ministres de la justice; mais leur fin sera telle que leurs

œuvres.

16 Je le dis encore: Que personne ne me regarde comme un imprudent; sinon, supportez mon imprudence, afin que je me glorifie aussi un peu.

17 Ce que je dis dans cette confiance avec laquelle je me glorifie,

in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God?

8 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you

service.

9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man for that which was lacking to me, the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.

10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

12 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.

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

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.

16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it

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ness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend

me:

33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

CHAP. XII.

Paul's wonderful revelations.

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T is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

3 And I knew such a man (whether in the body, or out of

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