2 Corinthians 10

2 Corinthians Chapter 10

1Paul entreateth the Corinthians not to leave him cause to exert against them that spiritual power, with which he was armed, and meant to chastise those, who undervalued his person and apostolical character. 12He pointeth out the difference between those, who for want of looking beyond themselves were arrogant and vain, intruding into, and taking merit from, the labours of others, and himself, who kept strictly within the province allotted him by God, and avoiding self-commendation, sought honour from the commendation of Christ.
1 Now I Paul myself beseech you 1by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who 2ain presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
2 But I beseech you, that 1I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I athink to be bold against 2some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For 1though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 1(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty athrough God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 1Casting down aimaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and 2bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 1And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when 2your obedience is fulfilled.
7 1Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? 2If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
8 For 1though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
9 That I may not seem 1as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letters, asay they, are weighty and powerful; but 1his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters 1when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
12 For 1we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but 2they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, aare 3not wise.
13 But 1we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the arule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
14 1For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for 2we are come as far as to you also in preaching the 3gospel of Christ:
15 1Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be aenlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
16 1To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's aline of things made ready to our hand.
17 1But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
18 1For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
2 Corinthians 10