10 Now I Paul myself abeseech you by the aameekness and bgentleness of Christ, cwho ||din presence am ddbase among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2 But I beseech you, ethat I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I ||think to be bold against fsome, which ||think of us as if we walked gaccording to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war gafter the flesh: 4 (For hthe iweapons of our kwarfare are not carnal, but lmighty ||through God mto the npulling down of ostrong holds;) 5 pCasting down ||imaginations, and qevery high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every rthought to sthe obedience of Christ; 6 And ehaving in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, twhen your obedience is fulfilled.
7 uDo ye look on things after the outward appearance? vIf any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as whe is Christ’s, even so are xwe Christ’s. 8 For though I should yboast somewhat more of zour authority, which the Lord hath given us for zzedification, and not for your ndestruction, aI 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 bweighty and powerful; but chis bodily presence is weak, and dhis 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 ecompare ourselves with some that fcommend themselves: but gthey measuring themselves by themselves, and ecomparing themselves among themselves, ||are not wise. 13 But we will not hboast of things without our measure, but according to ithe 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 kwe are lcome as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: 15 Not hboasting of things without our measure, that is, mof 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 min another man’s ||line of things made ready to our hand. 17 But nhe that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 18 For gnot he that fcommendeth himself is oapproved, but pwhom the Lord commendeth.
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