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 But I myself, Paul, entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of the Christ, who, as to appearance, [when present am] mean among you, but absent am bold towards you; 2 Corinthians 10:2 but I beseech that present I may not be bold with the confidence with which I think to be daring towards some who think of us as walking according to flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3 For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:4 For the arms of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful according to God to [the] overthrow of strongholds; 2 Corinthians 10:5 overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:6 and having in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your obedience shall have been 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 Do ye look at what concerns appearance? If any one has confidence in himself that he is of Christ, let him think this again in himself, that even as he [is] of Christ, so also [are] we. 2 Corinthians 10:8 For and if I should boast even somewhat more abundantly of our authority, which the Lord has given [to us] for building up and not for your overthrowing, I shall not be put to shame; 2 Corinthians 10:9 that I may not seem as if I was frightening you by letters: 2 Corinthians 10:10 because his letters, he says, [are] weighty and strong, but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught. 2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by letters [when] absent, such also present in deed.
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 class ourselves or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves; but these, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not intelligent. 2 Corinthians 10:13 Now *we* will not boast out of measure, but according to the measure of the rule which the God of measure has apportioned to us, to reach to you also. 2 Corinthians 10:14 For we do not, as not reaching to you, overstretch ourselves, (for we have come to you also in the glad tidings of the Christ;) 2 Corinthians 10:15 not boasting out of measure in other people's labours, but having hope, your faith increasing, to be enlarged amongst you, according to our rule, yet more abundantly 2 Corinthians 10:16 to announce the glad tidings to that [which is] beyond you, not to be boasting in another's rule of things made ready to hand. 2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that boasts, let him boast in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:18 For not *he* that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.