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 I Paul my selfe beseche you by þe mekenesse & softenesse of Christ, which whan I am present amonge you, am of no reputacyon: but am bolde towarde you beynge absent. 2 Corinthians 10:2 I beseche you, þt I nede not to be bolde whan I am presente, with that same boldnesse, wherewith I am supposed to haue bene bolde, agaynst some, which repute vs as though we walked carnally. 2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walke in þe flesshe, yet we do not warre flesshly. 2 Corinthians 10:4 For þe weapens of oure warrefare are not carnall thynges, but thynges myghty in God, to cast downe stronge holdes, 2 Corinthians 10:5 wherewith we ouerthrowe councels and euery hye thynge that exalteth it selfe agaynst the knowledge of God, and brynge into captiuyte all ymaginacion to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:6 & are ready to take vengeaunce on all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfylled.
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 Loke ye on thinges after the vtter appearaunce? If any man trust in hym selfe, that he is Christes, lett hym consyder thys agayne of him selfe, that as he is Christes, euen so, are we Christes. 2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I boaste my selfe somwhat more of oure auctorite (which the Lorde hath geuen vs to edifye, and not to destroye you) it shall not be to my shame: 2 Corinthians 10:9 lest I shulde seme as though I wente aboute to make you afrayede with letters. 2 Corinthians 10:10 For þe epistles (sayth he) are sore, and stronge: but hys bodelye presence is weake, and hys speache rude. 2 Corinthians 10:11 Lett hym that is soche thynke on thys wyse: that as we are in wordes by letters, when we are absent, soche are we in dedes, 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 cannot fynde in our hertes to make oure selnes of the nomber of them, or to compare oure selues to them, which prayse them selues. Neuerthelesse, whyle they measure them selues wt them selues, and compare them selues with them selues, they vnderstande nought. 2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not reioyce aboue measure: but accordynge to the measure of the rule, which God hath distributed vnto vs, a measure to reache euen vnto you. 2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not out our selues beyonde measure, as though we reached nott vnto you. For euen to you also haue we come wt the gospell of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:15 and we boast not our selues out of measure of other mennes labours: Yee, and we hope it wyll come to passe, þt when your faith is increased amonge you, we shalbe magnifyed accordynge to oure measure, more largely, 2 Corinthians 10:16 and that I shall preache the Gospell in those regions which are beyonde you: & not to boast of those thynges, which by another mans measure are prepared allready. 2 Corinthians 10:17 But let him that reioyseth, reioyse in the Lorde. 2 Corinthians 10:18 For he þt prayseth hym selfe, is not alowed but he whom the Lorde prayseth.