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 Paule my silfe beseche you by the mekenes and softnes of Christ which when I am present amoge you am of no reputacio but am bolde towarde you beinge absent. 2 Corinthians 10:2 I besech you that I nede not to be bolde when I am present (with that same confidece wher with I am supposed to be bolde) agaynst some which repute vs as though we walked carnally. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Neverthelesse though we walke compased with ye fleshe yet we warre not flesshlye 2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapes of oure warre are not carnall thinges but thynges myghty in god to cast doune stronge holdes 2 Corinthians 10:5 wherwith we overthrowe ymaginacyons and every hye thynge that exalteh it silfe agaynst the knowledge of god and brynge into captivite all vnderstondynge to the obedience of Christ 2 Corinthians 10:6 and are redy to take vengeaunce on all disobedience when youre 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 Loke ye on thynges after ye vtter apparence? Yf eny man trust in him silfe yt he is Christis let the same also considre of him silfe yt as he is Christis even so are we Christes. 2 Corinthians 10:8 And though I shuld bost my silfe somewhat moare of oure auctorite which the lorde hath geven vs to edifie and not to destroye you it shulde not be to my shame. 2 Corinthians 10:9 This saye I lest I shuld seme as though I went about to make you a frayde with letters. 2 Corinthians 10:10 For ye pistles (sayth he) are sore and stronge: but his bodyly presence is weake and his speache rude. 2 Corinthians 10:11 Let him yt is soche thynke on this 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 oure hertes to make oure selves of ye nombre of them or to compare oure selves to them which laude the selves neuerthelesse whill they measure the selves wt them selves and copare the selves wt the selves they vnderstode nought. 2 Corinthians 10:13 But we wyll not reioyce above measure: but accordynge to the quantitie of ye measure which god hath distributed vnto vs a measure that reacheth even vnto you. 2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretche uot out oure selves beyode measure as though we had not reached vnto you. For even vnto you have we come with the gospell of Christ 2 Corinthians 10:15 and we bost not oure selves out of measure in other mens labours. Ye and we hope when youre fayth is increased amoge you to be magnified acordynge to oure measure more largely 2 Corinthians 10:16 and to preache ye gospell in those regions which are beyode you: and not to reioyce of that which is by another mans measure prepared all redy. 2 Corinthians 10:17 Let him yt reioyseth reioyce in the lorde. 2 Corinthians 10:18 For he that prayseth him silfe is not alowed: but he whom the lorde prayseth.