2 Corinthians 11:16-21 NIV

Paul Boasts About His Sufferings

16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool.1 But if you do, then receive me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.

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      17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would,2 but as a fool.3

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      18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does,4 I too will boast.5

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      19 You gladly put up with6 fools since you are so wise!7

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          20 In fact, you even put up with8 anyone who enslaves you9 or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face.

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              21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak10 for that! What anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about.11

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