2 Corinthians 11:18
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New International Version
Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.

New Living Translation
And since others boast about their human achievements, I will, too.

English Standard Version
Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast.

Berean Study Bible
Since many are boasting according to the flesh, I too will boast.

Berean Literal Bible
Since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast.

New American Standard Bible
Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.

King James Bible
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since many boast in an unspiritual way, I will also boast.

International Standard Version
Since many people boast in a fleshly way, I will do it, too.

NET Bible
Since many are boasting according to human standards, I too will boast.

New Heart English Bible
Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will also boast.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because many boast in the flesh, I also shall brag.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since it's common for people to brag, I'll do it too.

New American Standard 1977
Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will boast also.

American King James Version
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

American Standard Version
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing that many glory according to the flesh, I will glory also.

Darby Bible Translation
Since many boast according to flesh, I also will boast.

English Revised Version
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

Weymouth New Testament
Since many boast for merely human reasons, I too will boast.

World English Bible
Seeing that many boast after the flesh, I will also boast.

Young's Literal Translation
since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast:
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
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. 19For you gladly tolerate fools, since you are so wise.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:17
When I planned this, did I do it carelessly? Or do I make my plans by human standards, so as to say "Yes, yes" when I really mean "No, no"?

2 Corinthians 5:16
So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

2 Corinthians 12:1
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to gain, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.

Philippians 3:3
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

Philippians 3:4
though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:
Treasury of Scripture

Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

many.

2 Corinthians 11:12,21-23 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them …

2 Corinthians 10:12-18 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves …

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

I will.

2 Corinthians 12:5,6,9,11 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but …

(18) Seeing that many glory after the flesh.--To glory, or boast, after the flesh, as interpreted by 2Corinthians 5:16 (where see Note), is to lay stress on things which are the accidents of the spiritual life, not of its true essence--on descent, prerogatives, rank, reputation, and the like. There is a touch half of irony, half of impatience, in the way in which the Apostle says that he too will for once descend to their level and do as they do.

Verse 18. - After the flesh (see note 2 Corinthians 10:3; comp. Philippians 3:4). I will glory also. But, as Robertson admirably observes, he "does not glory in what he has done, but in what he has borne." Seeing that many glory after the flesh,.... Or with respect to things external, such as their high birth and parentage, carnal descent, circumcision, learned education, and the like; of which the false apostles, being Jews, boasted, who it seems were many; and though a multitude is not to be followed to do evil, yet the apostle thought, that since there were so many who were indulged by this church in this way, he might be allowed to boast also of such like things, so far as he could with truth and a good conscience, and in order to secure some valuable ends:

I will glory also; for he was of the seed of Abraham as well as they, of the stock of Israel, and tribe of Benjamin, circumcised the eighth day, and brought up at the feet of Gamaliel; but these are not all the things he could, and would, and did glory of; he gloried of these, and of others besides them, which the false apostles could not, and thereby proved himself to be superior to them, even in external things, of which they bragged so much. 18. many—including the "false teachers."

after the flesh—as fleshly men are wont to boast, namely, of external advantages, as their birth, doings, etc. (compare 2Co 11:22).

I will glory also—that is, I also will boast of such fleshly advantages, to show you that even in these I am not their inferiors, and therefore ought not to be supplanted by them in your esteem; though these are not what I desire to glory in (2Co 10:17).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.
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