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 Standard 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.

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

New King James Version
Seeing that 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.

NASB 1995
Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.

NASB 1977
Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also.

Amplified Bible
Since many boast [of worldly things and brag] about human accomplishments, I will boast too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast:

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

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

New Revised Standard Version
since many boast according to human standards, I will also boast.

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

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:

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…











(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Since
ἐπεὶ (epei)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 4183: Much, many; often.

are boasting
καυχῶνται (kauchōntai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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 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 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 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

I too
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 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 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.


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