New Living Translation
I hope you will put up with a little more of my foolishness. Please bear with me.
King James Bible
Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
Darby Bible Translation
Would that ye would bear with me in a little folly; but indeed bear with me.
World English Bible
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness, but indeed you do bear with me.
Young's Literal Translation
O that ye were bearing with me a little of the folly, but ye also do bear with me:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:1 I wish ye would bear - So does he pave the way for what might otherwise have given offence. With my folly - Of commending myself; which to many may appear folly; and really would be so, were it not on this occasion absolutely necessary.
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Jesus said, "You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."
2 Corinthians 5:13
If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.
2 Corinthians 11:4
You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.
2 Corinthians 11:16
Again I say, don't think that I am a fool to talk like this. But even if you do, listen to me, as you would to a foolish person, while I also boast a little.
2 Corinthians 11:17
Such boasting is not from the Lord, but I am acting like a fool.
2 Corinthians 11:21
I'm ashamed to say that we've been too "weak" to do that! But whatever they dare to boast about--I'm talking like a fool again--I dare to boast about it, too.
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