Parallel Verses

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.

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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

I have become foolish, boasting. Ye compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I came short in nothing of those, superlative apostles, even though 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.

Amplified

Now I have been [speaking like] a fool! But you forced me to it, for I ought to have been [ saved the necessity and] commended by you. For I have not fallen short one bit or proved myself at all inferior to those superlative [false] apostles [of yours], even if I am nothing (a nobody).

An Understandable Version

I have become foolish [i.e., by my boasting], but you made me do it [i.e., in order to vindicate myself]. For I should have been commended by you [i.e., for my effective ministry there in Corinth], because I was not inferior in any way to those "super apostles" [See 11:5], even though I am nothing.

Anderson New Testament

I have become of no understanding; you have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you: I am in no respect inferior to the very greatest of the apostles, although I am nothing.

Bible in Basic English

I have been forced by you to become foolish, though it was right for my praise to have come from you: for in no way was I less than the chief of the Apostles, though I am nothing.

Common New Testament

I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not in the least inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Am I become vain? 'tis you have forc'd me to it: for I ought to have been commended by you: since I am not inferior to the chiefest of the apostles, tho' in myself I am nothing.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

I have become a fool: you did compel me. For I ought to be commended by you: for I am not inferior to the very chief of the apostles, if indeed I am nothing.

Goodspeed New Testament

I have been making a fool of myself, but you forced me to do it, when you ought to have been expressing your approval of me. For I am not a bit inferior to your superfine apostles, even if I am nobody!

John Wesley New Testament

I am become a fool in boasting; but ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you: for in nothing have I fallen short of the very chief apostles, though I am nothing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have been a fool, glorying; ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you, for in nothing am I behind the grandiose apostles, though I am nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

I have been mad boasting; ye forced me: for I ought to have been recommended by you: for I was not greatly inferior to the sent, if also I am nothing.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have become a fool! You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for [I am] in no way inferior to the preeminent apostles, even if I am nothing.

Modern King James verseion

I have become foolish boasting. You compelled me. For I ought to be commended by you. For I lacked nothing of the highest apostles, if even I am nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I am made a fool in boasting myself. Ye have compelled me: I ought to have been commended of you. For in nothing was I inferior unto the chief apostles, though I be nothing:

Moffatt New Testament

Now this is playing the fool! But you forced me to it, instead of coming forward yourselves and vouching for me. That was what I deserved; for, 'nobody' as I am, I am not one whit inferior to these precious 'apostles.'

Montgomery New Testament

I am become a fool??ou have forced me to; for you yourselves ought to have been my vindicators. In no respect am I inferior to these superapostolic apostles, even though I am nothing.

NET Bible

I have become a fool. You yourselves forced me to do it, for I should have been commended by you. For I lack nothing in comparison to those "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.

New Heart English Bible

I have become foolish. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing.

Noyes New Testament

I have become a fool; it is ye that compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for in nothing was I behind the very foremost apostles, though I am nothing.

Sawyer New Testament

I have become foolish; you compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for in nothing am I behind the chief of the apostles, though I also am nothing.

The Emphasized Bible

I have become foolish, - ye, compelled me: - I, in fact, ought, by you, to have been commended; for, not a whit, have I come behind the exceeding overmuch apostles, - even if I am nothing:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Have I become a fool in boasting? ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing have I been inferior to the very chief apostles, though I be nothing.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I have been "playing the fool!" It is you who drove me to it. For it is you who ought to have been commending me! Although I am nobody, in no respect did I prove inferior to the most eminent Apostles.

Webster

I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you: for in nothing am I behind the very greatest apostles, though I am nothing.

Weymouth New Testament

It is foolish of me to write all this, but you have compelled me to do so. Why, you ought to have been my vindicators; for in no respect have I been inferior to these superlatively great Apostles, even though in myself I am nothing.

Williams New Testament

I have made a fool of myself, but you have forced me to do it, for I am the man who ought to have been constantly approved by you. For I am not a single bit inferior to your surpassingly superior apostles, though really I am "nobody."

World English Bible

I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing.

Worrell New Testament

I have become foolish; ye compelled me; for I ought to be commended by you; for in nothing was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even if I am nothing.

Worsley New Testament

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am become
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

a fool
ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

καυχάομαι 
Kauchaomai 
Usage: 37

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

ἀναγκάζω 
Anagkazo 
Usage: 8

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

for
γάρ 
Gar 
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
for, , not tr
Usage: 825
Usage: 825

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

ὀφείλω ὀφειλέω 
Opheilo 
ought, owe, be bound, be duty, be a debtor, be guilty, be indebted,
Usage: 24

συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

in nothing
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

am I behind
ὑστερέω 
Hustereo 
Usage: 13

the very
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

λίαν 
Lian 
Usage: 14

ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

I be
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Paul's Concern For The Christians At Corinth

10 That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for the Messiah's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong. 11 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. 12 The signs of an apostle were performed among you with utmost patience signs, wonders, and powerful actions.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:5

I do not think I'm inferior in any way to those "super-apostles."

2 Corinthians 11:1

I wish you would tolerate a little of my foolishness. Yes, please tolerate me!

Luke 17:10

That's the way it is with you. When you have done everything you were ordered to do, say, "We are worthless servants. We have done only what we ought to have done.'"

1 Corinthians 3:4-7

For when one person says, "I follow Paul," and another person says, "I follow Apollos," you're following your own human nature, aren't you?

1 Corinthians 3:22

whether Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life, death, the present, or the future everything belongs to you,

1 Corinthians 15:8-10

and finally he was seen by me, as though I were born abnormally late.

2 Corinthians 1:6

If we suffer, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are suffering.

2 Corinthians 11:16-17

I will say it again: No one should think that I am a fool. But if you do, then treat me like a fool so that I can also boast a little.

2 Corinthians 12:6

However, if I did want to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be telling the truth. But I am not going to do it in order to keep anyone from thinking more of me than what he sees and hears about me.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The signs of an apostle were performed among you with utmost patience signs, wonders, and powerful actions.

Galatians 2:6-14

Now those who were reputed to be important added nothing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God pays no attention to outward appearances.)

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given so that I might proclaim to the gentiles the immeasurable wealth of the Messiah

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