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2 Corinthians 11:3


But I am afraid that 1  just as the serpent 2  deceived Eve by his treachery, 3  your minds may be led astray 4  from a sincere and pure 5  devotion to Christ.


Ge 3:4,13; Ps 119:53; Mt 24:24; Joh 8:44; Ac 20:30,31; Ro 12:8; Ro 16:18,19; 2Co 1:12; 2Co 2:17; 2Co 4:2; 2Co 11:13-15; 2Co 11:29; 2Co 12:20,21; Ga 1:6; Ga 2:4; Ga 3:1; Ga 4:11; Eph 4:14; Eph 6:24; Php 3:18,19; Col 2:4,8,18; 2Th 2:3-11; 1Ti 1:3; 1Ti 2:14; 1Ti 4:1-4; 2Ti 3:1-9,13; 2Ti 4:3,4; Tit 1:10; Heb 13:9; 2Pe 2:1-14; 2Pe 3:3,17; 1Jo 2:18; 1Jo 4:1; Jude 1:4; Re 12:9; Re 20:2

NET © Notes

tn Grk “I fear lest somehow.”

tn Or “the snake.”

tn Or “craftiness.”

tn Or “corrupted,” “seduced.”

tc Although most mss (א2 H Ψ 0121 0243 1739 1881 Ï) lack “and pure” (καὶ τῆς ἁγνότητος, kai th" Jagnothto"; Grk “and purity”) several important and early witnesses (Ì46 א* B D[2] F G 33 81 104 pc ar r co) retain these words. Their presence in such mss across such a wide geographical distribution argues for their authenticity. The omission from the majority of mss can be explained by haplography, since the -τητος ending of ἁγνότητος is identical to the ending of ἁπλότητος (Japlothto", “sincerity”) three words back (ἁπλότητος καὶ τῆς ἁγνότητος); further, since the meanings of “sincerity” and “purity” are similar they might seem redundant. A copyist would scarcely notice the omission because Paul’s statement still makes sense without “and from purity.”

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