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

  • 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
  • Eevangelist Andrew Kelly
    Paul laboured more then all the disciples and apostles, yes and he had lots to brag about as he know what he was doing: Unlike preachers behind the pulpit clueless.

    1st Timothy 1:16] Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

  • Ray321
    Romans 14:11 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. With the mouth, we will confess the GOSPEL that God wrote in his own Words. God use Holy men of God to write the Bible. It all ends at the cross of Jesus Christ. I Thank Jesus for saving my Soul. Glory always be to Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --- IF YOU DO --- WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
    PROVERBS 13:3 HE THAT KEEPETH HIS MOUTH KEEPETH HIS LIFE BUT HE THAT OPENETH WIDE HIS LIPS SHALL HAVE DESTRUCTION
  • 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

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