2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles [GNT: I do not think that I am the least bit inferior to those very special so-called "apostles" of yours!].
2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we [NCV™: And I will continue doing what I am doing now, because I want to stop those people from having a reason to brag. They would like to say that the work they brag about is the same as ours].
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak [Phillips: I am almost ashamed to say that I never did brave strong things like that to you; NKJV: To our shame, I say that we were too weak for that!]. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
2 Corinthians 11:19 For you put up with fools gladly, since you yourselves are wise!
20 For you put up with it if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes from you, if one exalts himself, if one strikes you on the face. (NKJV)
2 Corinthians 11:19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves!
20 For you bear it if a man makes slaves of you, or preys upon you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. (RSV)
2 Corinthians 11:19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!
20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face. (NIV)
2 Corinthians 11:19 You are wise, so you will gladly be patient with fools!
20 You are even patient with those who order you around, or use you, or trick you, or think they are better than you, or hit you in the face. (NCV™)
2 Corinthians 11:19 How gladly you bear with fools, being yourselves so wise!
20 If a man tyrannizes over you, exploits you, gets you in his clutches, puts on airs, and hits you in the face, you put up with it. (NEB)
2 Corinthians 11:19 For you readily and gladly bear with the foolish, since you are so smart and wise yourselves!
20 For you endure it if a man assumes control of your souls and makes slaves of you, or devours [your substance, spends your money] and preys upon you, or deceives and takes advantage of you, or is arrogant and puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. (AMP)
2 Corinthians 11:19 You yourselves are so wise, and so you gladly tolerate fools!
20 You tolerate anyone who orders you about or takes advantage of you or traps you or looks down on you or slaps you in the face. (GNT)
2 Corinthians 11:19 For you endure fools readily, knowing that you yourselves are wise.
20 For you endure the man who dominates you and the man who lives at your expense and the man who takes from you and the man who exalts himself over you and the man who smites you on the face. (Lamsa)
2 Corinthians 11:19 You put up with fools so readily, you who know so much!
20 You put up with a man who assumes control of your souls, with a man who spends your money, with a man who dupes you, with a man who gives himself airs, with a man who flies in your face. (Moffatt)
2 Corinthians 11:19 From your heights of wisdom I am sure you can smile tolerantly on a fool. Oh, you're tolerant all right!
20 You don't mind, do you, if a man takes away your liberty, spends your money, takes advantage of you, puts on airs or even smacks your face? (Phillips)
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