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

  • 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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