2 Corinthians 11:16-21

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. 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool.18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face. 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that!

Whatever anyone else dares to boast about—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast about.

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One response to “2 Corinthians 11:16-21

  1. He makes a distinction between speaking for the Lord, or boasting as his self. He does not want to ascribe to the work of the Lord the weakness of his flesh. I don’t understand this passage, but I do accept this point. My actions and my selfishness impede the work of the Lord and dull the effect of what He is trying to do.

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