Although in fact, if I should wish to boast, I shall not be foolish, for, the truth, would I speak; but I forbear, lest anyone, unto me, should reckon above what he beholdeth me to be , or heareth from me, - even by the exceeding greatness of the revelations.
Again, I say - let no one deem me to be, foolish; but, otherwise, at least, as foolish, give me welcome, that, I also, some little, may boast myself.
But, if not, who then can convict me of falsehood? or make of no account my words?
Truth, say I, in Christ, I utter no falsehood, - my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit, -
What then is Apollos? and, what is Paul? ministers through whom ye believed, and, each, as the Lord, gave to him.
For we are, God's, fellow-workmen: ye are, God's, farm, God's building.
Faithful, however, is God, in that, our discourse, which was delivered unto you, is not Yea and Nay;
For, whether we have been beside ourselves, it hath been for God, or, whether we are sober-minded, it is for you.
Yea, if, somewhat more abundantly, I should boast concerning our authority - which the Lord hath given for building up and not for pulling you down, I shall not be put to shame, -
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus, knoweth - He who is blessed unto the ages - that I am not speaking falsely:
Wherefore, lest I should be unduly lifted up, there was given to me a thorn o in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, that he might buffet me, - lest I should be unduly lifted up.
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: