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2 Corinthians 10 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Paul Defends His Authority

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:1 -

Now I, Paul, myself plead with you by the gentleness and forbearance of Christ—I who am humble when face-to-face with you, but courageous toward you when absent!

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:2 - But I beg that when I am present I need not act so courageously with the confidence that I consider to daringly use against some, who consider us as if we walked according to the flesh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:3 - For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:4 - for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [fn]divinely powerful for the tearing down of strongholds,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:5 - as we tear down speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:6 - and are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is fulfilled.
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[fn]You are looking at [fn]things as they are outwardly. If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ’s, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:8 - For even if I boast somewhat [fn]further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be put to shame,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:9 - [fn]for I do not wish to seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:10 - For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his [fn]personal presence is weak and his [fn]words contemptible.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:11 - Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present.
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For we do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with [fn]some of those who commend themselves, but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:13 - But we will not boast beyond our measure, but [fn]within the measure of the area of influence which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:14 - For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach you, (for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ),
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:15 - not boasting beyond our measure in other men’s labors, but having the hope—that as your faith grows—to be enlarged even more by you [fn]within our area of influence,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:16 - so as to proclaim the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast [fn]in what has been accomplished in the area of influence of another.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:17 - But HE WHO BOASTS IS TO BOAST IN THE LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:18 - For it is not the one who commends himself that is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
LSB Footnotes
Or mighty before God
Or Look at... or Do you look at...?
Lit what is before your face
Or more abundantly
Lit so that I may not seem
Lit bodily presence is weak
Lit word
Or any
Lit according to the measure
Lit according to our area of influence
Lit to the things prepared in the

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