2 Corinthians: Chapter 10

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The 10th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
10:1 Forsooth I Paul beseech you, by the gentleness, and softness of Christ, which in the face am meek among you, and I absent trust in you. I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and softness of Christ, which when I am present among you, am of no reputation, but am bold toward you being absent. Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness, & gentleness of Christ, which when I am present among you, am base, but am bold toward you being absent: 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:
10:2 Forsooth, I pray you, that I present be not hardy by that trust, in which I am guessed to be hardy into some, which deem us, as we wandered after the flesh. I beseech you that I need not to be bold when I am present (with that same confidence, wherewith I am supposed to be bold) against some which repute us as though we walked carnally. And this I require you, that I need not to be bold when I am present, with that same confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which esteem us as though we walked according to the flesh. 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.
10:3 For we walking in the flesh, fight not after the flesh. Nevertheless though we walk compassed with the flesh, yet we war not fleshly. Nevertheless, though we walk in the flesh, yet we do not war after the flesh, For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
10:4 For the arms of our knighthood be not fleshly, but mighty by God to the destruction of wardings. For the weapons of our war are not carnal things, but things mighty in god to cast down strongholds, (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, to cast down holds) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.)
10:5 Destroying counsels, and all highness raising itself against the science of God, and driving into captivity all understanding into the service of Christ. wherewith we overthrow imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of god, and bring into captivity all understanding to the obedience of Christ, Casting down the imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, 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:
10:6 Also having in readiness to venge all unobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled. and are ready to take vengeance on all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. And having ready the vengeance against all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
10:7 See ye the things that be after the face. If any man trusteth to himself, that he is of Christ, think he this thing again with himself, for as he is Christ’s, so and we. Look ye on things after the utter appearance. If any man trust in himself that he is Christ’s, let the same also consider of himself, that as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s. Look ye on things after the appearance? If any man trust in himself that he is Christ’s, let him consider this again of himself, that as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s. 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.
10:8 For if I shall glory any thing more of our power, which the Lord gave to us into edifying, and not into your destruction, I shall not be shamed. And though I should boast myself somewhat more of our authority which the lord hath given us to edify and not to destroy you, it should not be to my shame. 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 have no shame. 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:
10:9 Forsooth that I be not guessed as to fear you by epistles, This say I, lest I should seem as though I went about to make you afraid with letters. This I say that I may not seem as it were to fear you with letters. That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10:10 for why they say, The epistles be heavy and strong, but the presence of the body is sick, and the word contemptible. For the epistles (saith he) are sore and strong: but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech homely. For the letters, saith he, are sore and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is of no value. For his letters (say they) are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
10:11 He that is such one, think this, for such as we absent be in word by epistles, such we be present in deed. Let him that is such think on this wise, that as we are in words by letters when we are absent, such are we in deeds when we are present. Let such 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. Let such a 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.
10:12 Soothly we dare not put us among, or comparison us to some, that commend themselves; but we meting us in ourselves, and comparisoning ourselves to us. For we cannot find in our hearts to make ourselves of the number of them, or to compare ourselves to them, which laud themselves: but while they measure themselves with themselves, and compare themselves with themselves, they understand nought. For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or to compare ourselves to them, which praise themselves: but they understand not that they measure themselves with themselves, & compare themselves with themselves. 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 amongst themselves, are not wise.
10:13 For we shall not have glory over measure, but after the measure of rule which God measured to us, the measure that stretcheth till to you. But we will not rejoice above measure: but according to the quantity of the measure which god hath distributed unto us, a measure that reacheth even unto you. But we will not rejoice of things, which are not within our measure, but according to the measure of the line, whereof God hath distributed unto us a measure to attain even unto you. 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.
10:14 For we overstretch not forth us, as not stretching to you. For till to you we came in the gospel of Christ, For we stretch not out ourselves beyond measure as though we had not reached unto you. For even unto you have we come with the gospel of Christ, For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we had not attained unto you: for even to you also have we come in preaching the Gospel of Christ, 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.
10:15 not glorying over measure in other men’s travails. Soothly we having hope of your faith waxing in you to be magnified after our rule in abundance, and we boast not ourselves out of measure in other men’s labours: yea and we hope, When your faith is increased among you, to be magnified according to our measure more largely: Not boasting of things which are without our measure: that is, of other men’s labours: and we hope, when your faith shall increase, to be magnified by you according to our line abundantly, 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.
10:16 also to preach into those things that be beyond you, not to glory in other man’s rule, in these things that be made ready. And to preach the gospel in those regions which are beyond you: and not to rejoice of that which is by another man’s measure prepared already. And to preach the Gospel in those regions which are beyond you: not to rejoice in another man’s line, that is in the things that are prepared already. 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.
10:17 Forsooth He that glorieth, glory he in the Lord. Let him that rejoiceth, rejoice in the lord. But let him that rejoiceth, rejoice in the Lord. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
10:18 For not he that commendeth himself is proved, but whom God commendeth. For he that praiseth himself, is not allowed: but he whom the lord praiseth. For he that praiseth himself, is not allowed, but he whom the Lord praiseth. For, not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
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