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

  • 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?
  • Word
    If any man that has superpowers by that I mean can bring lightning down from the skies at will and speaks like no one you have ever heard before and speaks in peace as in world peace and calls himself God and sits in Jerusalem. Not even if he says he will fly you away. Don't Go! When the 7th trump sounds and hail stones hit with the fire you will be alright because you waited for the true Christ.
  • Irene123
    Acts 9:23-25; 2 Cor. 11:32-33; How can anyone read these 2 scriptures and think they are of 2 different incidents .....? 2 Cor. is a RECOUNTING of Acts 9. Just as vs. 24 -27 are a recounting of PAST sufferings.
  • Robert L
    To the comment below this makes these Jews Anti-Christian.
  • As a "chaste virgin to Christ " Paul feared that the Corinthians would revert back to their former ways before they came into the knowledge of the truth. Prior to that time, they have been deceived just as Eve was!

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