2 Corinthians 11:17
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New International Version
In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool.

New Living Translation
Such boasting is not from the Lord, but I am acting like a fool.

English Standard Version
What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool.

Berean Study Bible
In this confident boasting of mine, I am not speaking as the Lord would, but as a fool.

Berean Literal Bible
What I am saying in this confidence of boasting, I am not saying according to the Lord, but as in foolishness.

New American Standard Bible
What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

King James Bible
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What I say in this matter of boasting, I don't speak as the Lord would, but foolishly.

International Standard Version
When I talk as a confident boaster, I am not talking with the Lord's authority but like a fool.

NET Bible
What I am saying with this boastful confidence I do not say the way the Lord would. Instead it is, as it were, foolishness.

New Heart English Bible
That which I speak, I do not speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everything that I speak, it is not by our Lord that I speak, but as in folly on this occasion of boasting.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What I say as I start bragging is foolishness. It's not something I would say if I were speaking for the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
That which I am speaking, I am not speaking as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
That which I speak, I speak it not according to the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of glory.

King James 2000 Bible
That which I speak, I speak it not according to the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

American King James Version
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

American Standard Version
That which I speak, I speak not after the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of glorying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which I speak, I speak not according to God, but as it were in foolishness, in this matter of glorying.

Darby Bible Translation
What I speak I do not speak according to [the] Lord, but as in folly, in this confidence of boasting.

English Revised Version
That which I speak, I speak not after the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of glorying.

Webster's Bible Translation
That which I speak, I speak it not according to the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

Weymouth New Testament
What I am now saying, I do not say by the Lord's command, but as a fool in his folly might, in this reckless boasting.

World English Bible
That which I speak, I don't speak according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

Young's Literal Translation
That which I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this the confidence of boasting;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:16-21 It is the duty and practice of Christians to humble themselves, in obedience to the command and example of the Lord; yet prudence must direct in what it is needful to do things which we may do lawfully, even the speaking of what God has wrought for us, and in us, and by us. Doubtless here is reference to facts in which the character of the false apostles had been shown. It is astonishing to see how such men bring their followers into bondage, and how they take from them and insult them.
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
16I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then receive me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17In this confident boasting of mine, I am not speaking as the Lord would, but as a fool. 18Since many are boasting according to the flesh, I too will boast.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:12
To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If a brother has an unbelieving wife and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:25
Now about virgins, I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 11:1
I hope you will bear with a little of my foolishness, but you are already doing that.

2 Corinthians 11:21
To my shame I concede that we were too weak for that! Speaking as a fool, however, I can match what anyone else dares to boast about.
Treasury of Scripture

That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

I speak it.

1 Corinthians 7:6,12 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment…

foolishly.

2 Corinthians 11:18-27 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also…

2 Corinthians 9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, …

Philippians 3:3-6 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

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