2 Corinthians 12:11
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New International Version
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.


New American Standard Bible
I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.


King James Bible
I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have become a fool; you forced it on me. I should have been endorsed by you, since I am not in any way inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.


International Standard Version
I have become a fool. You forced me to be one. Really, I should have been commended by you, for I am not in any way inferior to your "super-apostles," even if I am nothing.


American Standard Version
I am become foolish: ye compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I am nothing.


Douay-Rheims Bible
I am become foolish: you have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you: for I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, although I be nothing.


Darby Bible Translation
I have become a fool; ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended by you; for I have been nothing behind those who were in surpassing degree apostles, if also I am nothing.


Young's Literal Translation
I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.
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Context
Concern for the Corinthian Church

11I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very most chief apostles, though I be nothing. 12Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. 13For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. 14Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not your's but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. 15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. 16But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. 17Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent to you? 18I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps? 19Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. 20For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not: lest there be debates, contentions, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults: 21And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall mourn many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
Cross References
Proverbs 27:2
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.


1 Corinthians 3:7
So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.


1 Corinthians 13:2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.


1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.


1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.


2 Corinthians 3:1
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, letters of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?


2 Corinthians 5:13
For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.


2 Corinthians 11:5
For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles.


2 Corinthians 11:16
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 12:6
For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he sees me to be, or that he hears of me.


Treasury of Scripture

I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very most chief apostles, though I be nothing.

become.

2 Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation...

2 Corinthians 11:1,16,17 Would to God you could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me...

for in.

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles.

1 Corinthians 3:4-7,22 For while one said, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal...

Galatians 2:6-14 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me...

though.

Luke 17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants...

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.

1 Corinthians 15:8-10 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Strong's Concordance
I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
Topical Bible
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Resources
2 Corinthians Chapter 12 Verse 11

Alphabetical: a Actually am apostles become been but by commended compelled drove eminent even fool foolish for have I in inferior it least made me most myself no nobody not nothing of ought respect should super-apostles the though to was you yourselves

NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 12:11 I have become foolish in boasting (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
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