2 Cor. 2:17 (KJV) says, "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. See the bold words above -- Do you believe in 2 Cor. 2:17? Please explain the meaning of this verse. Why "corrupt the word of God"? I have 2 seculiar dictionaries on the word, "corrupt." They define it: 1. Change from good to bad; having become evil, rotten, dishonest, incorrect, etc. 2. changed for the worse by mistaken. Strong's exhaustive concordance of the Bible defines: 1. retail 2. to adulterate (a seculiar dictionay defines as "to make impure by adding a harmful substance.") A Greek dictionary defines it as "While both invole the deceiful dealing of adulterating the word of truth, kapeleuo has the broader significance of doing so in order to make dishonest gain. I do not want your criticism against the KJV, but I want your expository explanation on this meaning of 2 Cor. 2:17. What does this verse refer?