2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 11:16

“I say againe, Let no man thinke mee a foole; if otherwise, yet as a foole receiue me, that I may boast my selfe a little.”

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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.
- King James Version

Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if {you do,} receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say again, let no man think me foolish; but if `ye do', yet as foolish receive me, that I also may glory a little.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say again, Let me not seem foolish to anyone; but if I do, put up with me as such, so that I may take a little glory to myself.
- Basic English Bible

Again I say, Let not any one think me to be a fool; but if otherwise, receive me then even as a fool, that *I* also may boast myself some little.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

To return to what I was saying. Let no one suppose that I am foolish. Or if you must, at any rate make allowance for me as being foolish, in order that I, as well as they, may boast a little.
- Weymouth Bible

I say again, let no one think me foolish. But if so, yet receive me as foolish, that I also may boast a little.
- World English Bible

Eft Y seie, lest ony man gesse me to be vnwise; ellis take ye me as vnwise, that also Y haue glorie a litil what.
- Wycliffe Bible

Again I say, may no one think me to be a fool; and if otherwise, even as a fool receive me, that I also a little may boast.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:16


11:16 I say again - He premises a new apology to this new commendation of himself. Let no man think me a fool - Let none think I do this without the utmost necessity. But if any do think me foolish herein, yet bear with my folly.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:16


2Co 11:16 Let no man think me a fool. Even though he should boast, let no one regard him foolish, since he compelled to by the disparagement of his labors. Whether he be regarded as foolish or wise, let his words be received. See 2Co 11:1.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 11

  • BSP
    Verse 7 We should share the good news found in the Bible with others freely.
  • Ray321
    Acts 9:15 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: Paul didn't have to brag about what he did for the Lord Jesus, Jesus said that Paul was a chosen vessel into him. That alone is special from Jesus himself. Jesus, thank you for using Apostle Paul for the Gentiles. Love
  • Ray321
    Wow Apostle Paul labored more then anybody in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? I speak as a fool I am more in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Jesus suffer the cross, Paul suffer beheaded. Wow, that is unbelievable how they suffered. There is a friend that sticked closer then a brother, that's Jesus.
  • Bruce
    Kurt: Yes:No one is Saved until one is Called(a Tugging on Your Heart):John 6:44 / Ask Forgiveness:1John1:9 /They are Washed in His Blood:Revelation1:5 / They Will be Baptized with His Spirit and giving a New Heart, You will be Changed! Mark l:8, 2Corinthians 5:17, You will Know! Impossible not to Know. Tribulation and Persecution comes to All who are Saved. Acts 14:22 / No roots:Matthew 13:21
  • Bruce
    word: We who are Saved by The Blood of The Lamb,don't have The Weight of Sin holding Us down. When The Horn Sounds,We're Gone! There's No Hope for Those left behind! Who So Ever:Revelations 20.15
  • Wayne
    WORD, what do you mean?

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