2 Corinthians 11:19
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!

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

New King James Version
For you put up with fools gladly, since you yourselves are wise!

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

NASB 1995
For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly.

NASB 1977
For you, being so wise, bear with the foolish gladly.

Amplified Bible
For you, being so wise, gladly tolerate and accept the foolish [like me]!

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
And since you are so smart, you will gladly put up with a fool.

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

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

Good News Translation
You yourselves are so wise, and so you gladly tolerate fools!

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

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

Literal Standard Version
for you gladly bear with the fools—being wise,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.

seeing.

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

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









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

you gladly tolerate
ἀνέχεσθε (anechesthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 430: To endure, bear with, have patience with, suffer, admit, persist.

fools,
ἀφρόνων (aphronōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 878: Senseless, foolish, inconsiderate. Properly, mindless, i.e. Stupid, ignorant, egotistic, rash, or unbelieving.

since you are
ὄντες (ontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

so wise.
φρόνιμοι (phronimoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5429: Intelligent, prudent, sensible, wise. From phren; thoughtful, i.e. Sagacious or discreet; in a bad sense conceited.


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