1 G1161 Now G1473 I G3972 Paul, G846 myself, G3870 entreat G5209 you G1223 by G4236 the humility G2532 and G1932 gentleness G5547 of Christ; G3739 I who G2596 in G4383 your presence G3303 am G5011 lowly G1722 among G5209 you, G1161 but G548 being absent G2292 am bold G1519 toward G5209 you.
2 G1161 Yes, G1189 I beg G2292 you that I may G3361 not, G3918 when present, G2292 show courage G4006 with the confidence G3049 with which I intend G5111 to be bold G1909 against G5100 some, G3739 who G3049 consider G2248 us G5613 to be G4043 walking G2596 according to G4561 the flesh.
3 G1063 For G4043 though we walk G1722 in G4561 the flesh, G4754 we G3756 don't G4754 wage war G2596 according G4561 to the flesh;
4 G1063 for G3696 the weapons G2257 of our G4752 warfare G3756 are not G4559 of the flesh, G235 but G1415 mighty G2316 before God G4314 to G2506 the throwing down G3794 of strongholds,
5 G2507 throwing down G3053 imaginations G2532 and G3956 every G5313 high thing G1869 that is exalted G2596 against G1108 the knowledge G2316 of God, G2532 and G3956 bringing every G3540 thought G163 into captivity G1519 to G5218 the obedience G5547 of Christ;
6 G2532 and G2192 being G1722 in G2092 readiness G1556 to avenge G3956 all G3876 disobedience, G3752 when G5216 your G5218 obedience G4137 will be made full.
7 G991 Do you look G3588 at things G2596 only as G4383 they appear in front of your face? G1487 If G3982 anyone trusts G1438 in himself G1511 that he is G5547 Christ's, G3049 let him G3049 consider G5124 this G3825 again G575 with G1438 himself, G3754 that, G2532 even G2531 as G846 he G5547 is Christ's, G3779 so G2532 also G2249 we G5547 are Christ's.
8 G1063 For G1437 though G5037 G2744 I should boast G2532 G5100 somewhat G4053 abundantly G4012 concerning G2257 our G1849 authority, G3739 (which G2962 the Lord G1325 gave G2254 G1519 for G3619 building G2532 you up, and G3756 not G1519 for G5216 casting you G2506 down) G153 I will G3756 not G153 be disappointed,
9 G2443 that G1380 I may G3361 not G1380 seem G5613 as G302 if G1629 I desire to terrify G5209 you G1223 by G1992 my letters.
10 G3754 For, G3303 "His letters," G5346 they G926 say, "are weighty G2532 and G2478 strong, G1161 but G4983 his bodily G3952 presence G772 is weak, G2532 and G3056 his speech G1848 is despised."
11 G3049 Let G5108 such a person G3049 consider G5124 this, G3754 that G3634 what G2070 we are G3056 in word G1223 by G1992 letters G548 when we are absent, G5108 such G2532 are we also G2041 in deed G3918 when we are present.
12 G1063 For G3756 we are not G5111 bold G1469 to number G2228 or G4793 compare G1438 ourselves G5100 with some G4921 of those who commend G1438 themselves. G235 But G846 they G3354 themselves, measuring G1438 themselves G1722 by G1438 themselves, G2532 and G4793 comparing G1438 themselves G1438 with themselves, G4920 are G3756 without G4920 understanding.
13 G1161 But G2249 we G2744 will G3780 not G2744 boast G1519 G3588 G280 beyond G280 proper limits, G235 but G2596 within G3358 the G2583 boundaries G3739 with which G2316 God G3307 appointed G2596 to G2254 us, G2185 which reach G2532 even G891 to G5216 you.
14 G1063 For G3756 we don't G5239 stretch G1438 ourselves G5239 too much, G5613 as though G3361 we didn't G2185 reach G1519 to G5209 you. G1063 For G5348 we came G2532 even G891 as far as G5216 to you G1722 with G2098 the Good News G5547 of Christ,
15 G3756 not G2744 boasting G1519 G3588 G280 beyond G280 proper limits G1722 in G245 other men's G2873 labors, G1161 but G2192 having G1680 hope G5216 that as your G4102 faith G837 grows, G4050 we will be abundantly G3170 enlarged G1722 by G5213 you G2596 G1519 in G2257 our G2583 sphere of influence,
16 G2097 so as to preach the Good News G1519 even to G5238 the parts beyond G5216 you, G3756 not G2744 to boast G1722 in G2583 what G245 someone G1519 else has already G2092 done.