I wish ye would bear with me a little in my folly; and indeed bear with me.
For whether we be in extasies, it is to God: or if we be composed, it is for your benefit.
For if he, that cometh to you, preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached; or if ye receive another Spirit which ye have not received, or another gospel which ye have not embraced, ye might indeed bear with him.
For ye bear with fools willingly, being yourselves so wise:
I say again, let no one think me foolish herein; but if they do, yet bear with my weakness, that I also may boast a little.
Then Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you?
And when Paul was going to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were indeed an act of injustice, or some wicked crime, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you.
And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
For, since in the wisdom of God the world by it's wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by what they called the folly of preaching to save those that believe.
Let no one deceive himself: if any among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be truly wise.
Ye are now full, ye are now rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I wish ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ: we are weak, but ye are strong: ye are honoured, but we are despised.
Am I become vain in boasting? ye have forced me to it: for I ought to have been recommended by you, as I have in nothing fallen short of the very chiefest of the apostles, though in myself I am nothing.