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 Moreover, I, Paul, myself, exhort you, through the meekness and considerateness of the Christ,I who, to look upon, indeed, am lowly toward you, but, absent, am bold towards you; 2 Corinthians 10:2 I entreat, however, that, when present, I may not be bold with the assurance wherewith I think to be daring against some who account of us as though, according to flesh, we were walking, 2 Corinthians 10:3 For, though, in flesh, we walk, not, according to flesh, do we war, 2 Corinthians 10:4 For, the weapons of our warfare, are not fleshly, but mighty, by God, unto a pulling down of strongholds, 2 Corinthians 10:5 When we pull down, calculations, and every height that uplifteth itself against the knowledge of God, and when we bring into captivity every thought unto the obedience of the Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:6 And when we hold ourselves, in readiness, to avenge all disobedience, as soon as your obedience shall be 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 The things that lie on the surface, ye are looking at:if anyone hath come to trust in himself that he is, Christ's, this, let him reckon, again, with himselfthat, even as, he, is Christ's, so, also are, we. 2 Corinthians 10:8 Yea, if, somewhat more abundantly, I should boast concerning our authoritywhich the Lord hath given for building up and not for pulling you down, I shall not be put to shame, 2 Corinthians 10:9 That I may not seem as though I would be terrifying you through means of my letters; 2 Corinthians 10:10 Because, The letters, it is true (saith one), are weighty and strong, but, the presence of the body, is weak, and, the discourse, contemptible; 2 Corinthians 10:11 This, let such a one reckonthat, what we are, in our word, through means of letters, being absent, such, also, being present, are we, in our 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 or compare ourselves with some who do, themselves, commend; but, they, among themselves, measuring, themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without discernment! 2 Corinthians 10:13 We, however, not as to the things without measure, will boast ourselves, but, according to the measure of the limit which God apportioned unto us, as a measureto reach as far as even you! 2 Corinthians 10:14 For, not as though we were not reaching unto you, are we over-stretching ourselves, for, as far as even you, were we beforehand in the glad-message of the Christ: 2 Corinthians 10:15 Not, as to the things without measure, boasting ourselves in other men's toils, but having, hopeyour faith, growingamong you, to be enlarged, according to our limit for something beyond, 2 Corinthians 10:16 Unto the regions beyond you, to carry the glad-message: not, within another man's limit, as to the things made ready, to boast ourselves. 2 Corinthians 10:17 He that boasteth, however, in the Lord, let him boast; 2 Corinthians 10:18 For, not he that commendeth himself, he, is approved, but he whom, the Lord, doth commend.