2 Corinthians 10

Paul Describes Himself

1Now a  I, Paul, myself b  urge you by the c  meekness and gentleness of ChristI who d  am
Lit lowly
meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!
2I ask that f  when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I propose to be courageous against g  some, who regard us as if we walked h  according to the flesh. 3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war i  according to the flesh, 4for the j  weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but
Or mighty before God
divinely powerful l  for the destruction of fortresses.
5We are destroying speculations and every m  lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the n  obedience of Christ, 6and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever o  your obedience is complete.

7
Or Look at... or Do you look at...?
,
q  You are looking at
Lit what is before your face
things as they are outwardly. s  If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ’s, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ’s t  so also are we.
8For even if u  I boast somewhat
Or more abundantly
further about our w  authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
9
Lit so that I may not seem
for I do not wish to seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.
10For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his
Lit bodily presence is weak
personal presence is z  unimpressive and aa  his speech contemptible.”
11Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present.

12For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with
Or any
some of those who ac  commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.
13But we will not boast ad  beyond our measure, but
Lit according to the measure
,
af  within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.
14For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for ag  we were the first to come even as far as you in the ah  gospel of Christ; 15not boasting ai  beyond our measure, that is, in aj  other men’s labors, but with the hope that as ak  your faith grows, we will be,
Lit according to our sphere
within our sphere am  enlarged even more by you,
16so as to an  preach the gospel even to ao  the regions beyond you, and not to boast
Lit to the things prepared in the
,
aq  in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.
17But ar  he who boasts is to boast in the Lord. 18For it is not he who as  commends himself that is approved, but he at  whom the Lord commends.
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