2 Corinthians 11:30
New International Version
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

New Living Translation
If I must boast, I would rather boast about the things that show how weak I am.

English Standard Version
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

Berean Study Bible
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

Berean Literal Bible
If it behooves me to boast, I will boast in the things of my weakness.

King James Bible
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

New King James Version
If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.

New American Standard Bible
If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.

NASB 1995
If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.

NASB 1977
If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.

Amplified Bible
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that reveal my weakness [the things by which I am made weak in the eyes of my opponents].

Christian Standard Bible
If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses.

American Standard Version
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my weakness.

Contemporary English Version
If I have to brag, I will brag about how weak I am.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity.

English Revised Version
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my weakness.

Good News Translation
If I must boast, I will boast about things that show how weak I am.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I must brag, I will brag about the things that show how weak I am.

International Standard Version
If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show how weak I am.

Literal Standard Version
If it is necessary to boast, I will boast of the things of my weakness;

NET Bible
If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show my weakness.

New Heart English Bible
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness.

Weymouth New Testament
If boast I must, it shall be of things which display my weakness.

World English Bible
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness.

Young's Literal Translation
if to boast it behoveth me, of the things of my infirmity I will boast;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
29Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with grief? 30If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is forever worthy of praise, knows that I am not lying.…

Cross References
Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

1 Corinthians 2:3
I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.


Treasury of Scripture

If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities.

must.

2 Corinthians 11:16-18
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little…

2 Corinthians 12:1,11
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord…

Proverbs 25:27
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

I will.

2 Corinthians 12:5-10
Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities…

Colossians 1:24
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:









(30) If I must needs glory . . .--The words form a transition to the narratives that follow. The question, "Who is weak and I am not weak?" has suggested the thought of the weakness and infirmity of various kinds with which his enemies reproached him. He will glory--here also with a touch of grave irony--in these and will leave his rivals to find what ground for boasting they can in what they call their strength. He is confident that his weak points are stronger than their strong ones.

Verse 30. - If I must needs. If boasting is forced on me as a moral necessity (δεῖ). The things which concern mine infirmities. After all, St. Paul cannot keep up even for a few verses anything which can be regarded as "boasting after the flesh" (ver. 18). Practically his boasting has been only of those afflictions which to others might sound like a record of disgraces, but which left on him the marks of the Lord Jesus. His hairbreadth escapes were to him, as Bossuet said of the wounds of the Prince of Conde, "marks of the protection of Heaven."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
If
Εἰ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

I must
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

boast,
καυχᾶσθαι (kauchasthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.

I 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.

[of] the things
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[that show]
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive 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.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

weakness.
ἀσθενείας (astheneias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 769: From asthenes; feebleness; by implication, malady; morally, frailty.


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