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2 Corinthians 10 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I, Paul, myself, do call upon you -- through the meekness and gentleness of the Christ -- who in presence, indeed [am] humble among you, and being absent, have courage 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 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 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 walking in the flesh, not according to the flesh do we war, 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 fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds, 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
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, 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 being in readiness to avenge every disobedience, whenever your obedience may be fulfilled. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
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; 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 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; 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 that I may not seem as if I would terrify you through the letters, 9 I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters.
10 `because the letters indeed -- saith one -- [are] weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.' 10 For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
11 This one -- let him reckon thus: that such as we are in word, through letters, being absent, such also, being present, [we are] 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 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, 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 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 us -- 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 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, 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 boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hope -- your faith increasing -- in you to be enlarged, according to our line -- into 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 in the [places] beyond you to proclaim good news, not in another's line in regard to the things made ready, to boast; 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 and he who is boasting -- in the Lord let him boast; 17 But, "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
18 for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend. 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.