2 Corinthians 11:19
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New International Version
You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!

New Living Translation
After all, you think you are so wise, but you enjoy putting up with fools!

English Standard Version
For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves!

Berean Study Bible
For you gladly tolerate fools, since you are so wise.

Berean Literal Bible
For being wise, you bear with fools gladly!

New American Standard Bible
For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.

King James Bible
For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you, being so wise, gladly put up with fools!

International Standard Version
You are wise, so you will gladly be tolerant of fools.

NET Bible
For since you are so wise, you put up with fools gladly.

New Heart English Bible
For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Are you of those who are listening to the stupid, while you are wise?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You're wise, so you'll gladly put up with fools.

New American Standard 1977
For you, being so wise, bear with the foolish gladly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

King James 2000 Bible
For you put up with fools gladly, seeing you yourselves are wise.

American King James Version
For you suffer fools gladly, seeing you yourselves are wise.

American Standard Version
For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise yourselves .

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you gladly suffer the foolish; whereas yourselves are wise.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye bear fools readily, being wise.

English Revised Version
For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise yourselves.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

Weymouth New Testament
Wise as you yourselves are, you find pleasure in tolerating fools.

World English Bible
For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.

Young's Literal Translation
for gladly do ye bear with the fools -- being wise,
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
18Since many are boasting according to the flesh, I too will boast. 19For you gladly tolerate fools, since you are so wise. 20In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or exalts himself or strikes you in the face.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

Revelation 2:2
I know your deeds, your labor, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles.
Treasury of Scripture

For you suffer fools gladly, seeing you yourselves are wise.

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have …

1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.

Revelation 3:17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

(19) Ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.--He falls back into the strain of irony of 1Corinthians 4:8-10, to which, indeed, the whole passage presents a striking parallelism. He assumes that in their serene, self-complacent wisdom they will be willing to tolerate even those whom they look upon as half-insane. He drives the sarcasm home by urging that they tolerate those who are morally in a far worse condition.

Verse 19. - Seeing you yourselves are wise; ye gladly tolerate the senseless, being intellectual (comp. 1 Corinthians 4:10). The irony would be very scathing to those whose minds and consciences were sufficiently humble and delicate to feel it. For ye suffer fools gladly,.... They bore with the false apostles, who were fools; were continually proclaiming their folly, boasting of themselves, ascribing that to themselves which did not belong to them, and were puffed up by their fleshly minds; they indulged these men in their folly, and that with pleasure and delight; they not only winked at it, and overlooked it, but were pleased with it: seeing ye yourselves are wise; acting like men who count themselves wise, and keep fools for their pleasure, diversion, and sport. These words may be considered either as spoken seriously by the apostle, and as wondering that they should suffer such fools to go on in their vain boasts, and especially with pleasure; since they were men of wisdom, who were otherwise taught of God, and by the word; they had been made wise unto salvation, and were enriched in all utterance, and in all knowledge; they had been instructed by the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, and in the mysteries of his Gospel; and therefore it was surprising that they could bear with such vain and foolish men, and especially with delight; for though it is the part of a wise man to bear with fools, yet not with pleasure; so that this carries in it a tacit reproof to them: or else the last clause may be considered as spoken ironically, and as a severe jibe upon their folly for tolerating such a parcel of fools among them; as if he should say, you show yourselves to be men of wisdom, as you would be thought to be; you act the wise part, do not you, in suffering such empty headed men to converse with you, and delight in their vain talk and conversation? however, the whole furnishes out an argument for the apostle, and which he means to improve; that if they could suffer and bear with such fools, and so many of them, and that gladly, then they might and ought to bear a little with him in his folly, which is what he entreats of them. 19. gladly—willingly. Irony. A plea why they should "bear with" (2Co 11:1) him in his folly, that is, boasting; ye are, in sooth, so "wise" (1Co 4:8, 10; Paul's real view of their wisdom was very different, 1Co 3:1-4) yourselves that ye can "bear with" the folly of others more complacently. Not only can ye do so, but ye are actually doing this and more.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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