2 Corinthians 11:16

Paul Boasts About His Sufferings

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

2 Corinthians 11:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
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.
NLT
16 Again I say, don’t think that I am a fool to talk like this. But even if you do, listen to me, as you would to a foolish person, while I also boast a little.
MSG
16 Let me come back to where I started - and don't hold it against me if I continue to sound a little foolish. Or if you'd rather, just accept that I am a fool and let me rant on a little.
CSB
16 I repeat: no one should consider me a fool. But if [you do], at least accept me as a fool, so I too may boast a little.

2 Corinthians 11:16 In-Context

14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then tolerate me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.
17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool.
18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.

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