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 And I, Paul, myself, do call upon youthrough the meekness and gentleness of the Christwho in presence, indeed [am] humble among you, and being absent, have courage toward you, 2 Corinthians 10:2 and I beseech [you], that, being present, I may not have courage, with the confidence with which I reckon to be bold against certain reckoning us as walking according to the flesh; 2 Corinthians 10:3 for walking in the flesh, not according to the flesh do we war, 2 Corinthians 10:4 for the weapons of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds, 2 Corinthians 10:5 reasonings bringing down, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:6 and being in readiness to avenge every disobedience, whenever your obedience may 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 in presence do ye see? if any one hath trusted in himself to be Christ's, this let him reckon again from himself, that according as he is Christ's, so also we [are] Christ's; 2 Corinthians 10:8 for even if also anything more abundantly I shall boast concerning our authority, that the Lord gave us for building up, and not for casting you down, I shall not be ashamed; 2 Corinthians 10:9 that I may not seem as if I would terrify you through the letters, 2 Corinthians 10:10 'because the letters indeedsaith one[are] weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.' 2 Corinthians 10:11 This onelet him reckon thus: that such as we are in word, through letters, being absent, such also, being present, [we are] 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 do not make bold to rank or to compare ourselves with certain of those commending themselves, but they, among themselves measuring themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise, 2 Corinthians 10:13 and we in regard to the unmeasured things will not boast ourselves, but after the measure of the line that the God of measure did appoint to usto reach even unto you; 2 Corinthians 10:14 for not as not reaching to you do we stretch ourselves overmuch, for even unto you did we come in the good news of the Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:15 not boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hopeyour faith increasingin you to be enlarged, according to our lineinto abundance, 2 Corinthians 10:16 in the [places] beyond you to proclaim good news, not in another's line in regard to the things made ready, to boast; 2 Corinthians 10:17 and he who is boastingin the Lord let him boast; 2 Corinthians 10:18 for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.