11:11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! 1 11:12 And what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a chance to be regarded as our equals 2 in the things they boast about. 11:13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful 3 workers, disguising themselves 4 as apostles of Christ. 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself 5 as an angel of light. 11:15 Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves 6 as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions. 7
1 tn Grk “God knows!” The words “I do” are supplied for clarity. Direct objects were often omitted in Greek when clear from the context.
2 tn Grk “an opportunity, so that they may be found just like us.”
3 tn Or “dishonest.”
4 tn Or “workers, masquerading.”
5 tn Or “Satan himself masquerades.”
6 tn Or “also masquerade.”
7 tn Or “their works.”