We the strong (hmei oi dunatoi). Paul identifies himself with this wing in the controversy. He means the morally strong as in 2 Corinthians 12:10 ; 2 Corinthians 13:9 , not the mighty as in 1 Corinthians 1:26 . The infirmities (ta asqenhmata). "The weaknesses" (cf. asqenwn in 1 Corinthians 14:1 1 Corinthians 14:2 ), the scruples "of the not strong" (twn adunatwn). See Acts 14:8 where it is used of the man weak in his feet (impotent). To bear (bastazein). As in Galatians 6:2 , common in the figurative sense. Not to please ourselves (mh eautoi areskein). Precisely Paul's picture of his own conduct in 1 Corinthians 10:33 .