2 Corinthians 5:13

Whether we are beside ourselves (eite exesthmen). Second aorist active indicative of existhmi, old verb, here to stand out of oneself (intransitive) from ekstasi, ecstasy, comes as in Mark 5:42 . It is literary plural, for Paul is referring only to himself. See on 2 Corinthians 1:6 for eite--eite. It is a condition of the first class and Paul assumes as true the charge that he was crazy (if I was crazy) for the sake of argument. Festus made it later ( Acts 26:24 ). He spoke with tongues ( 1 Corinthians 14:18 ) and had visions ( 2 Corinthians 12:1-6 ) which probably the Judaizers used against him. A like charge was made against Jesus ( Mark 3:21 ). People often accuse those whom they dislike with being a bit off.