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Passage Lookup: 2 Corinthians 10

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2 Corinthians 10:1
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Now (a)I, Paul, myself (b)urge you by the (c)meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who (d)am [a]meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!
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2 Corinthians 10:2
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I ask that (e)when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I propose to be courageous against (f)some, who regard us as if we walked (g)according to the flesh.
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2 Corinthians 10:3
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For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war (h)according to the flesh,
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2 Corinthians 10:4
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for the (i)weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [b]divinely powerful (j)for the destruction of fortresses.
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2 Corinthians 10:5
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We are destroying speculations and every (k)lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the (l)obedience of Christ,
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2 Corinthians 10:6
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and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever (m)your obedience is complete.
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2 Corinthians 10:7
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[c](n)You are looking at [d]things as they are outwardly. (o)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, (p)so also are we.
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2 Corinthians 10:8
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For even if (q)I boast somewhat [e]further about our (r)authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
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2 Corinthians 10:9
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[f]for I do not wish to seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.
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2 Corinthians 10:10
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For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his [g]personal presence is (s)unimpressive and (t)his speech contemptible."
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2 Corinthians 10:11
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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.
2 Corinthians 10:12
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For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with [h]some of those who (u)commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.
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2 Corinthians 10:13
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But we will not boast (v)beyond our measure, but [i](w)within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.
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2 Corinthians 10:14
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For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for (x)we were the first to come even as far as you in the (y)gospel of Christ;
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2 Corinthians 10:15
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not boasting (z)beyond our measure, that is, in (aa)other men's labors, but with the hope that as (ab)your faith grows, we will be, [j]within our sphere, (ac)enlarged even more by you,
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2 Corinthians 10:16
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so as to (ad)preach the gospel even to (ae)the regions beyond you, and not to boast [k](af)in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.
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2 Corinthians 10:17
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But (ag) he who boasts is to boast in the Lord .
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2 Corinthians 10:18
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For it is not he who (ah)commends himself that is approved, but he (ai)whom the Lord commends.
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