2 Corinthians 10

1 Now aI Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2 But I beseech you, bthat I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 c(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God dto the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 eCasting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 fAnd having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when gyour obedience is fulfilled. 7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? hIf any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are iwe Christ's. 8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: 9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. 10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but khis bodily presence is weak, and his jspeech contemptible. 11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.

12 lFor we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: mfor we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: 15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, nof other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, 16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. 17 oBut he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 18 For pnot he that commendeth himself is approved, but qwhom the Lord commendeth.

Cross Ref
1aIsa 42:2
2b1 Cor 4:21
4cEph 6:13
dJer 1:10
5e1 Cor 1:19
6f2 Cor 13:2
g2 Cor 7:15
7h1 Cor 14:37
i1 Cor 11:23
10j1 Cor 1:17
kGal 4:13
12l2 Cor 5:12
14m1 Cor 9:1
15nRom 15:20
17oIsa 65:16
Jer 9:24
18pLuk 18:14
qRom 2:29