2 Corinthians 11:1
New International Version
I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!

New Living Translation
I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. Please bear with me.

English Standard Version
I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!

Berean Study Bible
I hope you will bear with a little of my foolishness, but you are already doing that.

Berean Literal Bible
I wish you were bearing with me a little in foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.

King James Bible
Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

New King James Version
Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me.

New American Standard Bible
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.

NASB 1995
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.

NASB 1977
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.

Amplified Bible
I wish you would bear with me [while I indulge] in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me [as you read this].

Christian Standard Bible
I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me.

American Standard Version
Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: but indeed ye do bear with me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But please be patient with me a little, while I speak foolishly, even if you are impatient with me.

Contemporary English Version
Please put up with a little of my foolishness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly: but do bear with me.

English Revised Version
Would that ye could bear with me in a little foolishness: nay indeed bear with me.

Good News Translation
I wish you would tolerate me, even when I am a bit foolish. Please do!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I want you to put up with a little foolishness from me. I'm sure that you will.

International Standard Version
I wish you would tolerate a little of my foolishness. Yes, please tolerate me!

Literal Standard Version
O that you were bearing with me a little of the folly, but you also bear with me:

NET Bible
I wish that you would be patient with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you are being patient with me!

New Heart English Bible
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.

Weymouth New Testament
I wish you could have borne with a little foolish boasting on my part. Nay, do bear with me.

World English Bible
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.

Young's Literal Translation
O that ye were bearing with me a little of the folly, but ye also do bear with me:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul and the False Apostles
1I hope you will bear with a little of my foolishness, but you are already doing that. 2I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. For I promised you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.…

Cross References
Matthew 17:17
"O unbelieving and perverse generation!" Jesus replied. "How long must I remain with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to Me."

2 Corinthians 5:13
If we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.

2 Corinthians 11:16
I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then receive me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little.

2 Corinthians 11:17
In this confident boasting of mine, I am not speaking as the Lord would, but as a fool.

2 Corinthians 11:21
To my shame I concede that we were too weak for that! Speaking as a fool, however, I can match what anyone else dares to boast about.


Treasury of Scripture

Would to God you could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

Would.

Numbers 11:29
And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

Joshua 7:7
And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!

2 Kings 5:3
And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

bear with me a.

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Acts 18:14
And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

Hebrews 5:2
Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

in.

2 Corinthians 11:16,17,19,21
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…

2 Corinthians 5:13
For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

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.

bear with me.









XI.

(1) Would to God.--As the words "to God" are not in the Greek, it would be better to treat them as the general expression of a wish: Would that ye could bear.

Ye could bear with me a little in my folly.--There are two catch-words, as it were, which characterise the section of the Epistle on which we are now entering: one is of "bearing with," or "tolerating," which occurs five times (2Corinthians 11:1; 2Corinthians 11:4; 2Corinthians 11:19-20), and "folly," which, with its kindred "fool," is repeated not less than eight times (2Corinthians 11:1; 2Corinthians 11:16-17; 2Corinthians 11:19; 2Corinthians 11:21; 2Corinthians 12:6; 2Corinthians 12:11). It is impossible to resist the inference that here also we have the echo of something which Titus had reported to him as said by his opponents at Corinth. Their words, we must believe, had taken some such form as this: "We really can bear with him no longer; his folly is becoming altogether intolerable." . . .

Verse 1. - Would to God; rather, would that! (comp. 1 Corinthians 4:8). You could bear; rather, ye would bear. In my folly; rather, in a little foolishness. Namely, in this foolishness of boasting. "Fool" and "folly" are here haunting words (2 Corinthians 1:16, 17, 19, 21; 2 Corinthians 12:6, 11). The article (the i.e. my folly) is omitted in א, B, D, E. Bear with me. It is better to take this as an indicative. It would be meaningless to pass from an entreaty to a command. On the other hand, "Nay, ye do really bear with me" was a loving and delicate admission of inch kindness as he had received from them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I hope
Ὄφελον (Ophelon)
Interjection
Strong's 3785: First person singular of a past tense of opheilo; I ought, i.e. oh that!

you will bear with
ἀνείχεσθέ (aneichesthe)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 430: To endure, bear with, have patience with, suffer, admit, persist.

a
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

little
μικρόν (mikron)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3398: Little, small. Including the comparative mikroteros apparently a primary word; small (figuratively) dignity).

of my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

foolishness,
ἀφροσύνης (aphrosynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 877: Want of sense, foolishness, impiety, wickedness. From aphron; senselessness, i.e. egotism; recklessness.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

[you are already doing that].
ἀνέχεσθέ (anechesthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 430: To endure, bear with, have patience with, suffer, admit, persist.


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