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2 Corinthians 11:16-33

ESV 16 I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. NIV 16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then receive me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting. ESV 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not with the Lord's authority but as a fool. NIV 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool. ESV 18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. NIV 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast. ESV 19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! NIV 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! ESV 20 For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. NIV 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face. ESV 21 To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever anyone else dares to boast of--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast of that. NIV 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! What anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about. ESV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I. NIV 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I. ESV 23 Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one--I am talking like a madman--with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. NIV 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. ESV 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. NIV 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. ESV 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; NIV 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, ESV 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; NIV 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. ESV 27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. NIV 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. ESV 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. NIV 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. ESV 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant? NIV 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? ESV 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. NIV 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. ESV 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. NIV 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. ESV 32 At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to seize me, NIV 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. ESV 33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands. NIV 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.