Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

For such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

New American Standard Bible

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

International Standard Version

Such people are false apostles, dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

For such men are FALSE apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves into apostles of Christ.

American Standard Version

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.

Amplified

For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah).

An Understandable Version

For such men are false apostles; they are deceitful workers, who disguise themselves as [true] apostles of Christ.

Anderson New Testament

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, trans forming themselves into the apostles of Christ;

Bible in Basic English

For such men are false Apostles, workers of deceit, making themselves seem like Apostles of Christ.

Common New Testament

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for these are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguised so as to pass for true apostles.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

Such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For these false apostles are deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

For such the falsely sent, crafty workers, being transformed into the sent of Christ.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For such people [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For these false apostles are deceitful workers, and fashion themselves like unto the apostles of Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

'Apostles'? They are spurious apostles, false workmen ??they are masquerading as 'apostles of Christ.'

Montgomery New Testament

For such fellows are sham apostles of Christ.

NET Bible

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

New Heart English Bible

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ's apostles.

Noyes New Testament

For such are false apostles, deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

For such false apostles, deceitful laborers, transform themselves into apostles of Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

For, such as these, are false apostles, deceitful workers, transfiguring themselves into apostles of Christ.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For such are fake apostles, deceitful labourers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Men of this stamp are false apostles, treacherous workers, disguising themselves as Apostles of Christ!

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

For men of this stamp are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, assuming the garb of Apostles of Christ.

World English Bible

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ's apostles.

Worrell New Testament

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ;

Worsley New Testament

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transformed into apostles of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for those such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τοιοῦτος 
Toioutos 
Usage: 51

ψευδαπόστολος 
Pseudapostolos 
Usage: 1

δόλιος 
Dolios 
Usage: 1

ἐργάτης 
Ergates 
Usage: 6

μετασχηματίζω 
metaschematizo 
Usage: 5

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the apostles
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

References

Context Readings

Paul Defends His Apostleship

12 And I shall keep on doing as I am, in order to cut the ground from under the feet of those who want an opportunity to show themselves on a level with me in the matters of which they boast. 13 For such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.


Cross References

Revelation 2:2

"I know what you have done; your hard work and patient endurance; that you cannot tolerate wicked persons; that you have tested those who claimed to be apostles although they were not, and have found them to be imposters,

Galatians 1:7

which is not really another one; only there are certain people who are trying to unsettle you and want to turn the good news of Christ upside down.

Galatians 2:4

they did not try it even for the sake of the false brothers who had been smuggled in, who stole in to spy out the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, so as to make us slaves again.

Philippians 3:2

Look out for those dogs, those mischief-makers, those self-mutilators!

Acts 20:30

Even from your own number men will appear who will try, by speaking perversions of truth, to draw away the disciples after them.

2 Corinthians 11:15

So it is no surprise if his servants also masquerade as ministers for doing right, whose doom shall be in accordance with what they do.

Galatians 6:12

These men who are trying to force you to let yourselves be circumcised simply want to make a fine outward show, only to keep you from being persecuted for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 4:1

Dearly beloved, stop believing every so-called spiritual utterance, but keep testing them to see whether they come from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Matthew 25:24

Then the man who had received the one thousand came up and said, 'Master, I knew you were a hard man, who reaped where you had not sown, who gathered where you had not threshed.

Acts 15:1

Some people came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised in accordance with the custom that Moses handed down, you cannot be saved."

Acts 15:24

As we have heard that some of our number have disturbed you by their teaching, by continuing to unsettle your minds,

Romans 16:18

For such men are really not serving our Lord Christ but their own base appetites, and by their fair and flattering talk they are deceiving the hearts of unsuspecting people.

2 Corinthians 2:17

Now who is qualified for such a task? I am, for I am not a peddler of God's message, like the most of them, but like a man of sincerity, like a man that is sent from God and living in His presence, in union with Christ I speak His message.

2 Corinthians 4:2

On the other hand, I have renounced all underhanded, disgraceful methods; I neither practice cunning nor do I tamper with God's message, but by clear and candid statements of truth I try to commend myself to every human conscience in God's sight.

Galatians 4:17

These men are paying you special attention, but not sincerely. They want to shut you off from me, so that you may keep on paying them special attention.

Ephesians 4:14

so that we may not be babies any longer, or like sailors tossed about and driven around by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men through their cunning in inventing new methods of error.

Philippians 1:15-16

Some, indeed, are actually preaching Christ because they are moved by jealousy and partisanship, but others are doing so from the motive of good will;

Colossians 2:4

I am saying this to keep anyone from misleading you by persuasive arguments.

Colossians 2:8

Take care that nobody captures you by the idle fancies of his so-called philosophy, following human tradition and the world's crude notions instead of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:4-7

to stop devoting themselves to myths and never-ending pedigrees, for such things lead to controversies rather than stimulate our trusteeship to God through faith.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit distinctly declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, because they continuously give their attention to deceiving spirits and the things that demons teach

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone teaches different doctrines and refuses to agree with the wholesome messages of our Lord Jesus Christ, the teaching that is in accordance with true religion,

2 Timothy 2:17-19

and their message will spread like a cancer; men like Hymenaeus and Philetus,

2 Timothy 3:5-9

keeping up the forms of religion but not giving expression to its power. Avoid such people.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For a time will come when they will not listen to wholesome teaching, but to gratify their own evil desires will surround themselves with teachers who teach to gratify their own evil desires, because their ears are itching so to be tickled,

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many insubordinate people, mere talkers with nothing to say, but deceivers of their own minds, especially those of the circumcision party,

2 Peter 2:1-3

Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you too, who will insidiously introduce destructive heresies and deny the Master who has bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.

1 John 2:18

Little children, it is the last hour, just as you have heard that Antichrist is Coming, and already many Antichrists have appeared; so we may be sure that it is the last hour.

2 John 1:7-11

For many impostors have gone out into the world, men who do not own that Jesus Christ continues to come in human form. A person like this is the impostor and the Antichrist.

Jude 1:4

For certain persons have sneaked in -- their doom was written down long ago -- godless persons, who turn the favor of our God into an excuse for licentiousness, and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:9

"I know your pressing trouble and poverty, but still you are rich; I know how you are abused by those who claim to be Jews although they are not, but are only a synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 2:20

But I hold it against you that you are tolerating that Jezebel of a woman who claims to be a prophetess, and by her teaching is misleading my slaves to practice immorality and to eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 19:20

Then the wild beast was captured and with him the false prophet who performed wonders in his presence, by which he led astray those who let the mark of the wild beast be put on them and worshiped his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns with brimstone.

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