New International Version
If we are "out of our mind," as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
King James Bible
For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
Darby Bible Translation
For whether we are beside ourselves, [it is] to God; or are sober, [it is] for you.
World English Bible
For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you.
Young's Literal Translation
for whether we were beside ourselves, it was to God; whether we be of sound mind -- it is to you,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Beside ourselves - Probably he was reputed by some to be deranged. Festus thought so: Paul, thou art beside thyself; too much learning hath made thee mad. And his enemies at Corinth might insinuate not only that he was deranged, but attribute his derangement to a less worthy cause than intense study and deep learning.
It is to God - If we do appear, in speaking of the glories of the eternal world, to be transported beyond ourselves, it is through the good hand of our God upon us, and we do it to promote his honor.
Whether we be sober - Speak of Divine things in a more cool and dispassionate manner, it is that we may the better instruct and encourage you.
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"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done" (II Cor. v. 10). It will not always be the day of toil and trial. Some day, we shall hear our names announced before the universe, and the record read of things that we had long forgotten. How our hearts will thrill, and our heads will bow, as we shall hear our own names called, and then the Master shall recount the triumph and the services which we had …
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The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
2 Corinthians 11:1
I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me!
2 Corinthians 11:16
I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then tolerate me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.
2 Corinthians 12:6
Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say,
2 Corinthians 12:11
I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.
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