16 1Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.

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17 What I am saying, I am not saying 2as the Lord would, but as 3in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

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    • f 11:17 - Lit "in accordance with the Lord"
      18 Since 4many boast 5according to the flesh, I will boast also.

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      19 For you, 6being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.

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      21 To my 12shame I must say that we have been 13weak by comparison. But in whatever * respect anyone else 14is bold -I 15speak in foolishness -I am just as bold myself.
      22 Are they 16Hebrews? 17So am I. Are they 18Israelites? 19So am I. Are they 20descendants of Abraham? 21So am I.

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      23 Are they 22servants of Christ?-I speak as if insane -I more so; in 23far more labors, in 24far more imprisonments, 25beaten times without number, often in 26danger of death.

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        • h 11:23 - Lit "more abundant"
        • i 11:23 - Lit "more abundant"
        • j 11:23 - Lit "exceedingly in stripes"
          24 Five times I received from the Jews 27thirty-nine * * lashes.

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          25 Three times I was 28beaten with rods, once I was 29stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.

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          27 I have been in 34labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in 35hunger and thirst, often 36without food, in cold and 37exposure.

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            • k 11:27 - Lit "often in wakefulness"
            • l 11:27 - Lit "nakedness;" i.e. lack of clothing
              28 Apart from such external things, there is the daily * pressure on me of concern for 38all the churches.

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                • m 11:28 - Or "the things unmentioned"
                  29 Who is 39weak without * my being weak? Who is led into sin without * my intense concern?

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                    • n 11:29 - Lit "made to stumble"
                    • o 11:29 - Lit "and I do not burn"
                      30 If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my 40weakness.

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                      31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, 41He who is blessed forever, 42knows that I am not lying.

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                      32 In 43Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was 44guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,

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                      33 and I was let down in a basket 45through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.

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                        • p 11:33 - Lit "through"