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2 Corinthians 10 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 1 By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away!
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh. 2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 And every height that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God: and bringing into captivity every understanding unto the obedience of Christ: 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
6 And having in readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
7 See the things that are according to outward appearance. If any man trust to himself, that he is Christ’s let him think this again with himself, that as he is Christ’s, so are we also. 7 You are looking only on the surface of things. If anyone is confident that he belongs to Christ, he should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as he.
8 For if also I should boast somewhat more of our power, which the Lord hath given us unto edification and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed. 8 For even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than pulling you down, I will not be ashamed of it.
9 But that I may not be thought as it were to terrify you by epistles, 9 I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters.
10 (For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible): 10 For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
11 Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by epistles when absent, such also we will be indeed when present. 11 Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present.
12 For we dare not match or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but we measure ourselves by ourselves and compare ourselves with ourselves. 12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
13 But we will not glory beyond our measure: but according to the measure of the rule which God hath measured to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 13 We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the field God has assigned to us, a field that reaches even to you.
14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as if we reached not unto you. For we are come as far as to you in the Gospel of Christ. 14 We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you with the gospel of Christ.
15 Not glorying beyond measure in other men’s labours: but having hope of your increasing faith, to be magnified in you according to our rule abundantly. 15 Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand,
16 Yea, unto those places that are beyond you to preach the gospel: not to glory in another man’s rule, in those things that are made ready to our hand. 16 so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in another man's territory.
17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 17 But, "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
18 For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth. 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.