2 Corinthians 10
Against the false apostles, who disgraced the weakness of his person and bodily presence, he setteth out the spiritual might and authority, with which he is armed against all adversary powers,
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul my selfe beseech you, by the meekenes and gentlenesse of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent, am bold toward you: 2 Corinthians 10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not bee bold when I am present, with that confidence wherewith I thinke to be bold against some, which thinke of vs as if wee walked according to the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walke in the flesh, we doe not warre after the flesh: 2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling downe of strong holds.) 2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and euery high thing that exalteth it selfe against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captiuitie euery thought to the obedience of Christ: 2 Corinthians 10:6 And hauing in a readinesse to reuenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
assuring them that at his coming he will be found as mighty in word, as he is now in writing being absent:
2 Corinthians 10:7 Doe ye looke on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himselfe, that he is Christs, let him of himselfe thinke this againe, that as he is Christs, euen so are we Christs. 2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority (which the Lord hath giuen vs for edification, and not for your destruction) I should not be ashamed: 2 Corinthians 10:9 That I may not seeme as if I would terrifie you by letters. 2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters (say they) are waighty and powerfull, but [his] bodily presence is weake, and his speach contemptible. 2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such a one thinke this: that such as we are in word by letters, when we are absent, such [will we be also] in deede when we are present.
and withal taxing them for reaching out themselves beyond their compass, and vaunting themselves into other men's labours.
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make our selues of the number, or compare our selues with some that commend themselues: but they measuring themselues by themselues, and comparing themselues amongst themselues, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule, which God hath distributed to vs, a measure to reach euen vnto you. 2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not our selues beyond our measure as though wee reached not vnto you, for wee are come as farre as to you also, in [preaching] the Gospel of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure, [that is], of other mens labours, but hauing hope, when your faith is increased, that wee shall bee enlarged by you, according to our rule abundantly. 2 Corinthians 10:16 To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another mans line of things made ready to our hand. 2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:18 For, not he that commendeth himselfe is approued, but whom the Lord commendeth.