2 Corinthians 11:21-31New American Standard Bible (NASB)
21 To myshame I must say that we have been weak by comparison.
But in whatever respect anyone elseis bold—I speak in foolishness—I am just as bold myself.22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they [a]descendants of Abraham? So am I.23 Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in [b]far more labors, in [c]far more imprisonments, [d]beaten times without number, often in danger of death.24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from mycountrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;27 I have been in labor and hardship, [e]through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and [f]exposure.28 Apart from such[g]external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.29 Who is weak without my being weak? Who is [h]led into sin [i]without my intense concern?
30 If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
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