2 Corinthians 10:6

6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

Read 2 Corinthians 10:6 Using Other Translations

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.

What does 2 Corinthians 10:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Corinthians 10:6

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience
Not with the temporal sword, as the civil magistrate, but with the spiritual one; meaning either censures and excommunication, which a faithful minister of the Gospel, with the suffrage of the church, has at hand, and a power to make use of, for the reclaiming of disobedient persons; or rather that extraordinary power which was peculiar to the apostles, of inflicting punishments on delinquents, such as what was exercised by Peter upon Ananias and Sapphira, by the Apostle Paul on Elymas the sorcerer, the incestuous person, and Hymenaeus and Philetus, and which still continued with him; it was ready at hand, he could exercise it whenever he pleased, he only waited a proper time:

when your obedience is fulfilled:
till they were thoroughly reformed from the several abuses, both in doctrine and practice, they had fallen into, and were brought into a better order and decorum, and appeared to have been in all things obedient to the directions he had given; being unwilling, as yet, to use the awful authority he had from Christ, lest any of the dear children of God, who were capable of being restored by gentler methods, should suffer with the refractory and incorrigible.

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