2 Corinthians 11:5

“For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:5


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.

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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