2 Corinthians 12:11

“I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am become a foole in glorying, ye haue compelled me. For I ought to haue beene commended of you: for in nothing am I behinde the very chiefest Apostles, though I be nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am become foolish: ye compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I am nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have been forced by you to become foolish, though it was right for my praise to have come from you: for in no way was I less than the chief of the Apostles, though I am nothing.
- Basic English Bible

I have become a fool; *ye* have compelled me; for *I* ought to have been commended by you; for I have been nothing behind those who were in surpassing degree apostles, if also I am nothing.
- Darby Bible

I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you: for in nothing am I behind the very greatest apostles, though I am nothing.
- Webster's Bible

It is foolish of me to write all this, but you have compelled me to do so. Why, you ought to have been my vindicators; for in no respect have I been inferior to these superlatively great Apostles, even though in myself I am nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing.
- World English Bible

Y am maad vnwitti, ye constreyneden me. For Y ouyte to be comendid of you; for Y dide no thing lesse than thei that ben apostlis `aboue maner.
- Wycliffe Bible

I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:11


12:11 Though I am nothing - Of myself.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:11


2Co 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying. As he looks back on what he has written he finds that he has done what he condemned as a folly, commended himself. Ye have compelled me. Compelled to; a thing that ought not to have been necessary, for the Corinthians ought to have commended him. Behind the very chiefest apostles. The false teachers who had claimed at Corinth to be leading apostles.

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