2 Corinthians 11:17
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English Standard Version
What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool.

King James Bible
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

American Standard Version
That which I speak, I speak not after the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of glorying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which I speak, I speak not according to God, but as it were in foolishness, in this matter of glorying.

English Revised Version
That which I speak, I speak not after the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of glorying.

Webster's Bible Translation
That which I speak, I speak it not according to the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

Weymouth New Testament
What I am now saying, I do not say by the Lord's command, but as a fool in his folly might, in this reckless boasting.

2 Corinthians 11:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Confidence (ὑποστάσει)

See on 2 Corinthians 9:4.

2 Corinthians 11:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I speak it.

1 Corinthians 7:6,12 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment...

foolishly.

2 Corinthians 11:18-27 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also...

2 Corinthians 9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not...

Philippians 3:3-6 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:12
To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 11:1
I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!

2 Corinthians 11:21
To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever anyone else dares to boast of--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast of that.

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