1 G1161 Now G1473 I, G3972 Paul, G846 G3870 beg G5209 you G1223 by G4236 the meekness G2532 and G1932 gentleness G5547 of Christ; G3739 I who G2596 in G4383 your presence G3303 am G5011 lowly G1722 among G5213 you, G1161 but G548 being absent G2292 I am bold G1519 towards G5209 you:
2 G1161 But G1189 I beg G2292 you, that I may G3361 not G2292 be bold G3918 when I am present G4006 with that confidence, G3049 with which I intend G5111 to be bold G1909 against G5100 some, G3739 who G3049 think G2248 of us G5613 as if G4043 we walked G2596 according to G4561 the flesh.
3 G1063 For G4043 though we walk G1722 in G4561 the flesh, G4754 we do G3756 not G4754 war G2596 after G4561 the flesh:
4 G1063 (For G3696 the weapons G2257 of our G4752 warfare G3756 are not G4559 carnal, G235 but G1415 mighty G2316 through God G4314 to G2506 the pulling down G3794 of strong holds;)
5 G2507 Casting down G3053 imaginations, G2532 and G3956 every G5313 high thing G1869 that exalts itself G2596 against G1108 the knowledge G2316 of God, G2532 and G163 bringing into captivity G3956 every G3540 thought G1519 to G5218 the obedience G5547 of Christ;
6 G2532 And G2192 being G1722 in G2092 readiness G1556 to revenge G3956 all G3876 disobedience, G3752 when G5216 your G5218 obedience G4137 will be made full.
7 G991 Do you look G3588 on things G2596 after G4383 the outward appearance? G1487 If G5100 any man G3982 trusts G1438 G1511 that he is G5547 Christ's, G3049 let him G575 G1438 G3049 consider G5124 this G3825 again, G3754 that, G2531 as G846 he G5547 is Christ's, G2532 even G3779 so G2249 are we G5547 Christ's.
8 G1063 For G1437 though G5037 G2744 I should boast G2532 G5100 somewhat G4053 more G4012 of G2257 our G1849 authority, G3739 which G2962 the Lord G1325 has given G2254 us G1519 for G3619 edification, G2532 and G3756 not G1519 for G5216 your G2506 destruction, G153 I should G3756 not G153 be ashamed:
9 G2443 That G1380 I may G3361 not G1380 seem G5613 as G302 if G1629 I would terrify G5209 you G1223 by G1992 letters.
10 G3754 For G3303 his letters, G5346 say they, G926 are weighty G2532 and G2478 powerful; G1161 but G4983 his bodily G3952 presence G772 is weak, G2532 and G3056 his speech G1848 contemptible.
11 G3049 Let G5108 such a one G3049 consider G5124 this, G3754 that, G3634 such as G2070 we are G3056 in word G1223 by G1992 letters G548 when we are absent, G5108 such G2532 will we be also G2041 in deed G3918 when we are present.
12 G1063 For G5111 we dare G3756 not G1469 number G2228 ourselves or G4793 compare G1438 ourselves G5100 with some G4921 that commend G1438 themselves: G235 but G846 they, G3354 measuring G1438 themselves G1722 by G1438 themselves, G2532 and G4793 comparing G1438 themselves G1438 among themselves, G4920 are G3756 not G4920 wise.
13 G1161 But G2249 we G2744 will G3780 not G2744 boast G1519 of G3588 things G280 beyond G280 our limits, G235 but G2596 according to G3358 the measure G2583 of the ruler G3739 which G2316 God G3307 has distributed G2254 to us, G3358 a measure G2185 to reach G2532 even G891 to G5216 you.
14 G1063 For G5239 we stretch G3756 not G1438 ourselves G5239 beyond G5613 our measure, as though G3361 we didn't G2185 reach G1519 to G5209 you: G1063 for G5348 we have come G891 as far as G5216 to you G2532 also G1722 in G2098 preaching the gospel G5547 of Christ:
15 G3756 Not G2744 boasting G1519 of G3588 things G280 beyond G280 our measure, G1722 that is, of G245 other men's G2873 labors; G1161 but G2192 having G1680 hope, G5216 when your G4102 faith G837 is increased, G3170 that we shall be enlarged G1722 by G5213 you G2596 according G1519 to G2257 our G2583 measurement G4050 abundantly,
16 G2097 To preach the gospel G1519 in G5238 the regions beyond G5216 you, G3756 and not G2744 to boast G1722 in G245 another man's G2583 measurement G1519 of G2092 things given into our hand.