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2 Corinthians 10 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I myself Paul beseech you, by the mildness and softness of Christ [+Forsooth I Paul beseech you, by the gentleness, or mildness, and softness, or patience, of Christ], which in the face am meek among you, and I absent trust in 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 For I pray you, that lest I present be not bold by the trust, in which I am guessed to be bold into some, that deem us, as if we wander after the flesh. [+Forsooth, I pray you, that I present be not hardy by that trust, in which I am guessed to be hardy into some, which deem us, as (if) we wandered after 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 we walking in the flesh, fight not after the flesh. 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
4 For the arms of our knighthood be not fleshly, but mighty by God to the destruction of strengths [to the destruction of wardings, or strengths]. 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 we destroy counsels, and all highness that higheth itself against the science of God, and drive into captivity all understanding into the service of Christ. [+Destroying counsels, and all highness raising itself against the science of God, and driving into captivity all understanding into the service 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 we have ready to venge all unobedience, when your obedience shall be filled. [Also having in readiness to venge all unobedience, 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 ye the things that be after the face. If any man trusteth to himself, that he is of Christ, think he this thing again with himself, for as he is Christ's, so also we [so and we]. 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 I shall glory any thing more of our power, which the Lord gave to us into edifying, and not into your destruction, I shall not be shamed. 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 be not guessed as to frighten you by epistles, [Forsooth that I be not guessed as to fear you by epistles,] 9 I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters.
10 for they say, That epistles be grievous and strong, but the presence of the body is feeble, and the word worthy to be despised. [+for why they say, The epistles be heavy, or grievous, and strong, but the presence of the body is sick, and the word contemptible, or worthy to be despised.] 10 For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
11 He that is such one, think this, for such as we absent be in word by epistles, such we be present in deed. 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 put us among, or comparison us to some men, that commend themselves; but we measure us in us selves, and comparison us selves to us. [Soothly we dare not put us among, or comparison us to some, that commend themselves; but we meting, or measuring, us in ourselves, and comparisoning ourselves to us.] 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 For we shall not have glory over measure, but by the measure of the rule [but after the measure of rule] which God measured to us, the measure that stretcheth [till] to 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 overstretch not forth us, as not stretching to you. For [till] to you we came 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 over measure in other men's travails. For we have hope of your faith that waxeth in you to be magnified by our rule in abundance [Soothly we having hope of your faith waxing in you to be magnified after our rule in abundance], 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 also to preach into those things that be beyond you, not to have glory in other man's rule [not to glory in other man's rule], in these things that be made ready. 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 [Forsooth] He that glorieth, have glory in the Lord [glory he in the Lord]. 17 But, "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved [is proved], but whom God commendeth. 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.