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Suffer fools gladly....

Posted by R. Berg on May 06, 2002

In Reply to: Suffer fools lightly.... posted by ESC on May 06, 2002

: : My husband and I need someone to explain the meaning of the following:

: : "Someone who does not suffer fools lightly"

: : Any help\info\explaination would be appreciated

: II Corinthians 11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

: : King James Version: For you suffer fools gladly, seeing ye YOURSELVES are wise.

: : Amplified: For you readily AND gladly bear with the foolish, since you are smart AND wise yourselves.

: : New American Standard: For you, being SO wise, bear with the foolish gladly.

: : New International: You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! (next two verses) In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face. To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that.

: Anyone have an interpretation?

Yes, I have one in the archives ( bulletin_board 8 messages 617.html), posted when this question came up before. Link to it is below. Anyone else have an interpretation?

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