2 Corinthians 11:21
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
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.

King James Bible
I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.

Darby Bible Translation
I speak as to dishonour, as though we had been weak; but wherein any one is daring, (I speak in folly,) I also am daring.

World English Bible
I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet however any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also.

Young's Literal Translation
in reference to dishonour I speak, how that we were weak, and in whatever any one is bold -- in foolishness I say it -- I also am bold.

2 Corinthians 11:21 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

11:21 I speak with regard to reproach, as though we had been weak - I say, Bear with me, even on supposition that the weakness be real which they reproach me with.

2 Corinthians 11:21 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Wherefore they who Say that the Marriages of Such are not Marriages...
13. Wherefore they who say that the marriages of such are not marriages, but rather adulteries, seem not to me to consider with sufficient acuteness and care what they say; forsooth they, are misled by a semblance of truth. For, whereas they, who of Christian sanctity marry not, are said to choose the marriage of Christ, hence certain argue saying, If she, who during the life of her husband is married to another, be an adulteress, even as the Lord Himself hath laid down in the Gospel; therefore,
St. Augustine—On the Good of Widowhood.

Apostasy in Galatia
[This chapter is based on the Epistle to the Galatians.] While tarrying at Corinth, Paul had cause for serious apprehension concerning some of the churches already established. Through the influence of false teachers who had arisen among the believers in Jerusalem, division, heresy, and sensualism were rapidly gaining ground among the believers in Galatia. These false teachers were mingling Jewish traditions with the truths of the gospel. Ignoring the decision of the general council at Jerusalem,
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
I proceed now to the second aphorism or conclusion, that the godly are in some sense already blessed. The saints are blessed not only when they are apprehended by God, but while they are travellers to glory. They are blessed before they are crowned. This seems a paradox to flesh and blood. What, reproached and maligned, yet blessed! A man that looks upon the children of God with a carnal eye and sees how they are afflicted, and like the ship in the gospel which was covered with waves' (Matthew 8:24),
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Paul at Corinth
'After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2. And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tent-makers. 4. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5. And when Silas and Timotheus
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:8
We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.

2 Corinthians 10:2
Well, I am begging you now so that when I come I won't have to be bold with those who think we act from human motives.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "Paul's letters are demanding and forceful, but in person he is weak, and his speeches are worthless!"

2 Corinthians 11:1
I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. Please bear with me.

2 Corinthians 11:17
Such boasting is not from the Lord, but I am acting like a fool.

Jump to Previous
Admit Boast Bold Comparison Courageous Dare Dares Dishonour Feeble Feebleness Folly Fool Foolish Foolishly Foolishness Forward Howbeit However Mere Ourselves Puts Reason Reproach Respect Shaming Speak Speaking Talking Use Way Weak Whatever Wherein
Jump to Next
Admit Boast Bold Comparison Courageous Dare Dares Dishonour Feeble Feebleness Folly Fool Foolish Foolishly Foolishness Forward Howbeit However Mere Ourselves Puts Reason Reproach Respect Shaming Speak Speaking Talking Use Way Weak Whatever Wherein
Links
2 Corinthians 11:21 NIV
2 Corinthians 11:21 NLT
2 Corinthians 11:21 ESV
2 Corinthians 11:21 NASB
2 Corinthians 11:21 KJV

2 Corinthians 11:21 Bible Apps
2 Corinthians 11:21 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 11:21 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 11:21 French Bible
2 Corinthians 11:21 German Bible

2 Corinthians 11:21 Commentaries

Bible Hub
2 Corinthians 11:20
Top of Page
Top of Page