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. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. 7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? 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. 10 Now () I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ— who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 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. 2 Corinthians 10 King James Version (KJV) 10 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 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold(C) as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. 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. 17 But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”[b](AB) 18 For it is not the one who commends himself(AC) who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.(AD). 7 You are judging by appearances. And of all flattery, self-flattery is the worst. (D) 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. (V) 15 Neither do we go beyond our limits(W) by boasting of work done by others. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 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. The work of the ministry is a spiritual warfare with spiritual enemies, and for spiritual purposes. 18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Tools. 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. 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. The apostle states his authority with meekness and humility. Red Letter. Thus the weapons of our warfare are very powerful; the evidence of truth is convincing. 10 For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive(Q) and his speaking amounts to nothing.”(R) 11 Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present. 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.