New International Version
In this self-confident boasting I am not talking 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.
Darby Bible Translation
What I speak I do not speak according to [the] Lord, but as in folly, in this confidence of boasting.
World English Bible
That which I speak, I don't speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
Young's Literal Translation
That which I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this the confidence of boasting;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I speak it not after the Lord - Were it not for the necessity under which I am laid to vindicate my apostleship, my present glorying would be inconsistent with my Christian profession of humility, and knowing no one after the flesh.
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1 Corinthians 7:12
To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.
2 Corinthians 11:1
I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!
2 Corinthians 11:21
To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! Whatever anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about.
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