New Living Translation
Such boasting is not from the Lord, but I am acting like 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:17 I speak not after the Lord - Not by an express command from him; though still under the direction of his Spirit. But as it were foolishly - In such a manner as many may think foolish.
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Now, I will speak to the rest of you, though I do not have a direct command from the Lord. If a Christian man has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her.
1 Corinthians 7:25
Now regarding your question about the young women who are not yet married. I do not have a command from the Lord for them. But the Lord in his mercy has given me wisdom that can be trusted, and I will share it with you.
2 Corinthians 11:1
I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. Please bear with me.
2 Corinthians 11:21
I'm ashamed to say that we've been too "weak" to do that! But whatever they dare to boast about--I'm talking like a fool again--I dare to boast about it, too.
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