“For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.”
King James Version (KJV)
11:3 But I fear - Love is full of these fears. Lest as the serpent - A most apposite comparison. Deceived Eve - Simple, ignorant of evil. By his subtilty - Which is in the highest degree dangerous to such a disposition. So your minds - We might therefore be tempted, even if there were no sin in us. Might be corrupted - Losing their virginal purity. From the simplicity that is in Christ - That simplicity which is lovingly intent on him alone, seeking no other person or thing.
11:4 If indeed - Any could show you another Saviour, a more powerful Spirit, a better gospel. Ye might well bear with him - But this is impossible.
11:6 If I am unskilful in speech - If I speak in a plain, unadorned way, like an unlearned person. So the Greek word properly signifies.
11:7 Have I committed an offence - Will any turn this into an objection? In humbling myself - To work at my trade. That ye might be exalted - To be children of God.
2Co 11:5 I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. The Greek implies that these men claimed to be apostles. Paul says he is not behind these "pre-eminent apostles" (Revised Version, margin)--a stroke of sarcasm.
For, I suppose, I was not a whit behinde the very chiefest Apostles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For I reckon that I am not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For in my opinion, I am in no way less than the most important of the Apostles.
- Basic English Bible
For I reckon that in nothing I am behind those who are in surpassing degree apostles.
- Darby Bible
For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very greatest apostles.
- Webster's Bible
Why, I reckon myself in no respect inferior to those superlatively great Apostles.
- Weymouth Bible
For I reckon that I am not at all behind the very best apostles.
- World English Bible
For Y wene that Y haue don no thing lesse than the grete apostlis.
- Wycliffe Bible
for I reckon that I have been nothing behind the very chiefest apostles,
- Youngs Literal Bible