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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 Nowe I Paul my selfe beseech you by the meekenes, and gentlenes of Christ, which when I am present among you am base, but am bolde toward you being absent: 2 Corinthians 10:2 And this I require you, that I neede not to be bolde when I am present, with that same confidence, wherewith I thinke to bee bolde against some, which esteeme vs as though wee walked according to the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Neuerthelesse, though wee walke in the flesh, yet we doe not warre after the flesh. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warrefare are not carnall, but mightie through God, to cast downe holdes) 2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting downe the imaginations, and euery high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captiuitie euery thought to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:6 And hauing ready the vengeance against 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 Looke yee on things after the appearance? If any man trust in himselfe that hee is Christes, let him consider this againe of himself, that as he is Christes, euen so are we Christes. 2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I shoulde boast somewhat more of our authoritie, which the Lorde hath giuen vs for edification, and not for your destruction, I should haue no shame. 2 Corinthians 10:9 This I say, that I may not seeme as it were to feare you with letters. 2 Corinthians 10:10 For the letters, sayeth hee, are sore and strong, but his bodily presence is weake, and his speache is of no value. 2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such one thinke this, that such as wee are in woorde by letters, when we are absent, such wil 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 wee dare not make our selues of the nomber, or to compare our selues to them, which praise themselues: but they vnderstand not that they measure themselues with themselues, and compare themselues with themselues. 2 Corinthians 10:13 But we wil not reioyce of things, which are not within our measure, but according to the measure of the line, whereof God hath distributed vnto vs a measure to attaine euen vnto you. 2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretche not our selues beyonde our measure, as though wee had not attained vnto you: for euen to you also haue we come in preaching the Gospel of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things which are without our measure: that is, of other mens labours: and we hope, when your faith shall increase, to bee magnified by you according to our line aboundantly, 2 Corinthians 10:16 And to preache the Gospel in those regions which are beyonde you: not to reioyce in another mans line, that is, in the thinges that are prepared alreadie. 2 Corinthians 10:17 But let him that reioyceth, reioyce in the Lorde. 2 Corinthians 10:18 For hee that praiseth himselfe, is not alowed, but he whome the Lorde praiseth.

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