Corinthians Chapter 10
1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentlenessof Christwho in presence am base among youbut being absentam bold toward you
2 But I beseech youthat I may not be bold when I am presentwith that confidencewherewith I think to be bold againstsomewhich think of us as if we walked according to theflesh.
3 For though we walk in the fleshwe do not war after theflesh
4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnalbut mightythrough God to the pulling down of strong holds
5 Casting down imaginationsand every high thing that exaltethitself against the knowledge of Godand bringing intocaptivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobediencewhenyour obedience is fulfilled.
7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearanceIf any mantrust to himself that he is Christ slet him of himself thinkthis againthatas he is Christ seven so are we Christ s.
8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authoritywhich the Lord hath given us for edificationand not for yourdestructionI should not be ashamed
9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letterssay theyare weighty and powerfulbut hisbodily presence is weakand his speech contemptible.
11 Let such an one think thisthatsuch as we are in word byletters when we are absentsuch will we be also in deed whenwe are present.
12 For we dare not make ourselves of the numberor compareourselves with some that commend themselvesbut theymeasuring themselves by themselvesand comparing themselvesamong themselvesare not wise.
13 But we will not boast of things without our measurebutaccording to the measure of the rule which God hathdistributed to usa measure to reach even unto you.
14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measureas though wereached not unto youfor we are come as far as to you also inpreaching the gospel of Christ
15 Not boasting of things without our measurethat isof othermen s laboursbut having hopewhen your faith is increased that we shall be enlarged by you according to our ruleabundantly
16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond youand not toboast in another man s line of things made ready to our hand.
17 But he that gloriethlet him glory in the Lord.
18 For not he that commendeth himself is approvedbut whom theLord commendeth.