King James Version2 Corinthians10

2 Corinthians

1 Now I 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, that 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 (For the weapons of our war­fare are not car­nal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Cast­ing 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 And hav­ing in a readi­ness to re­venge all dis­obe­di­ence, when your obe­di­ence is ful­filled. 7 Do ye look on things af­ter the out­ward ap­pear­ance? If 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 we 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 his bod­i­ly pres­ence is weak, and his speech 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 For 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: for 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, of 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 But he that glo­ri­eth, let him glo­ry in the Lord. 18 For not he that com­mendeth him­self is ap­proved, but whom the Lord com­mendeth.