2 Corinthians 11:18
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Yet if others want to brag about what they have done, so will I.

Good News Translation
But since there are so many who boast for merely human reasons, I will do the same.

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 which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we…

2 Corinthians 10:12-18
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise…

Jeremiah 9:23,24
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: …

I will.

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







Lexicon
Since
ἐπεὶ (epei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1893: Of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else. From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since.

many
πολλοὶ (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

are boasting
καυχῶνται (kauchōntai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

flesh,
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

I too
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

will boast.
καυχήσομαι (kauchēsomai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.
(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." 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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