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.
Treasury of Scripture
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...
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...
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...
ContextConcern 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.
Parallel VersesAmerican 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.
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.
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.
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.