2 Corinthians 11:1

“Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Would to God you could beare with mee a little in my folly, & in deede beare with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: but indeed ye do bear with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put up with me if I am a little foolish: but, truly, you do put up with me.
- Basic English Bible

Would that ye would bear with me [in] a little folly; but indeed bear with me.
- Darby Bible

I earnestly wish ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
- Webster's Bible

I wish you could have borne with a little foolish boasting on my part. Nay, do bear with me.
- Weymouth Bible

I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.
- World English Bible

I wolde that ye wolden suffre a litil thing of myn vnwisdom, but also supporte ye me.
- Wycliffe Bible

O that ye were bearing with me a little of the folly, but ye also do bear with me:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:1


11:1 I wish ye would bear - So does he pave the way for what might otherwise have given offence. With my folly - Of commending myself; which to many may appear folly; and really would be so, were it not on this occasion absolutely necessary.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:1


2Co 11:1 Paul and His Antagonists SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 11: Compelled by His Opposers to Indulge in Folly. His Jealousy for the Corinthians. Compelled to Recount His Claims. His Unspeakable Sufferings. A Boast in Infirmities. Bear with me a little in [my] folly. The disparagement of his claims by the false teachers rendered it necessary that he should speak of himself in self-defense. One so forgetful of self and consecrated to Christ as Paul could only do this with a sort of sense of shame. Hence he apologizes for doing so, though compelled.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 11:1

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