2 Corinthians 10 LEB

Paul’s Ministry Defended

1 Now I, Paul, appeal to you myself by the humility and gentleness of Christ, who {when I am present in person}a [am] humble among you, but [when I]b am absent am bold toward you--

References for 2 Corinthians 10:1

    • ¦ 10:1 - Literally "to the face"
    • § 10:1 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("am absent") which is understood as temporal
      2 now I ask [when I]c am present [that I will] not [need] to be bold with the confidence [with] which I propose to show boldness toward some who consider us as behaving according to the flesh.

      References for 2 Corinthians 10:2

        • ¨ 10:2 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("am present") which is understood as temporal
          3 For [although we]d are living in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh,

          References for 2 Corinthians 10:3

            • © 10:3 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are living") which is understood as concessive
              4 for the weapons of our warfare [are] not merely human, but powerful to God for the tearing down of fortresses, tearing down arguments
              5 and all pride that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
              6 And {we are ready}e to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is completed.

              References for 2 Corinthians 10:6

                • ª 10:6 - Literally "having with ready"
                  7 You are looking at things according to appearance. If anyone is convinced he himself is Christ's, he should consider this concerning himself again: that just as Christ himself [is], so also [are] we.
                  8 For even if I boast somewhat more about our authority that the Lord gave [us] {for building you up and not for tearing you down}f, I will not be put to shame,

                  References for 2 Corinthians 10:8

                    • « 10:8 - Literally "for building up and not for tearing down of you"
                      9 so that I do not want to appear as if I were terrifying you by my letters,
                      10 because it is said, "His letters [are] severe and powerful, but his bodily presence [is] weak and his speech is of no account."
                      11 Let such a person consider this: that what we are in word by letters [when we]g are absent, [we will] also [be] in {actions}h [when we]i are present.

                      References for 2 Corinthians 10:11

                        • ¬ 10:11 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are absent") which is understood as temporal
                        • ­ 10:11 - Literally "deed"
                        • ® 10:11 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are present") which is understood as temporal
                          12 For we do not dare to classify or to compare ourselves with some who commend themselves, but [they] themselves, [when they] measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, do not understand.
                          13 But we will not boast {beyond limits}j, but according to the measure of the assignment that God has assigned to us as a measure to reach even as far as you.

                          References for 2 Corinthians 10:13

                            • ¯ 10:13 - Literally "to the things immeasurable"
                              14 For we are not overextending ourselves, as [if we]k had not reached you, because we have reached even as far as you with the gospel of Christ,

                              References for 2 Corinthians 10:14

                                • ° 10:14 - *Here "[if]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("reached") which is understood as conditional
                                  15 not boasting {beyond limits}l in the labors of others, but having hope [that as] your faith is growing to be enlarged greatly by you according to our assignment,

                                  References for 2 Corinthians 10:15

                                    • ± 10:15 - Literally "to the things immeasurable"
                                      16 so that we may proclaim the gospel in the regions that lie beyond you, [and] not boast in the things accomplished in the [area] assigned to someone else.
                                      17 But "the one who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."m

                                      References for 2 Corinthians 10:17

                                        • ² 10:17 - A quotation from Jer 9:24
                                          18 For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but [the one] whom the Lord commends.