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2 Corinthians

10:1 I, Paul, encourage you through the gentleness and mercy of the Anointed. I am humble in person, but even when I am not with you I have confidence in you.

αυτος
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him/her/it-self
δε
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yet
εγω
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I
παυλος
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Paul
παρακαλω
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I-am-advocating
ὑμας
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yous
δια
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through
της
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[of]-the
πραϋτητος
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[of]-gentleness
και
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and
επιεικειας
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[of]-kindness
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
ὁς
G3739
who
κατα
G2596
down
προσωπον
G4383
face
μεν
G3303
in-fact
ταπεινος
G5011
downcast
εν
G1722
in
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
απων
G548
being-absent
δε
G1161
yet
θαρρω
G2292
I-am-confident
εις
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into
ὑμας
G5209
yous

10:2 But when I am there with you, I plead with you not to make me display the confident courage I use when I must stand against those who gauge us according to the flesh.

δεομαι
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I-am-begging
δε
G1161
yet
το
G3588
the
μη
G3361
not
παρων
G3918
being-present
θαρρησαι
G2292
to-have-confidence
τη
G3588
[to]-the
πεποιθησει
G4006
[to]-confidence

G3588
the
λογιζομαι
G3049
I-am-calculating
τολμησαι
G5111
to-dare
επι
G1909
on
τινας
G5101
which-ones
τους
G3588
the
λογιζομενους
G3049
calculating
ἡμας
G2248
us
ὡς
G5613
as
κατα
G2596
down
σαρκα
G4561
flesh
περιπατουντας
G4043
walking-around

10:3 For although we are in the flesh we do not conduct warfare in the flesh.

εν
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in
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
γαρ
G1063
because
περιπατουντες
G4043
walking-around
ου
G3756
not
κατα
G2596
down
σαρκα
G4561
flesh
στρατευομεθα
G4754
we-war

10:4 Our weapons of war are not fleshly but have the power of God to pull down strongholds,

τα
G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
ὁπλα
G3696
tools
της
G3588
[of]-the
στρατειας
G4752
[of]-war
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
ου
G3756
not
σαρκικα
G4559
fleshly
αλλα
G235
but
δυνατα
G1415
able
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
προς
G4314
toward
καθαιρεσιν
G2506
demolition
οχυρωματων
G3794
[of]-strongholds

10:5 schemes, and everything that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every scheme captive into compliance with the Anointed.

λογισμους
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calculations
καθαιρουντες
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demolishing
και
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and
παν
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all
ὑψωμα
G5313
height
επαιρομενον
G1869
being-raised
κατα
G2596
down
της
G3588
[of]-the
γνωσεως
G1108
[of]-knowledge
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
και
G2532
and
αιχμαλωτιζοντες
G163
capturing
παν
G3956
all
νοημα
G3540
mind
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
ὑπακοην
G5218
compliance
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

10:6 We always stand ready to avenge every lapse of attention, once your compliance is complete.

και
G2532
and
εν
G1722
in
ἑτοιμω
G2092
[to]-fit
εχοντες
G2192
having
εκδικησαι
G1556
to-avenge
πασαν
G3956
all
παρακοην
G3876
inattention
ὁταν
G3752
whenever
πληρωθη
G4137
may-fill-up
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous

G3588
the
ὑπακοη
G5218
compliance

10:7 You are only looking on the surface. Anyone who is self-assured as belonging to the Anointed must consider this: if they belong to the Anointed, then so do we.

τα
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the
κατα
G2596
down
προσωπον
G4383
face
βλεπετε
G991
yous-observe!
ει.
G1487
if
τις
G5101
who
πεποιθεν
G3982
is-persuaded
ἑαυτω
G1438
[to]-him/her/it-self
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
ειναι
G1511
to-be
τουτο
G5124
this
λογιζεσθω
G3049
let-him/her/it-calculate!
παλιν
G3825
again
αφ᾽
G575
from
ἑαυτου
G1438
[of]-self
ὁτι
G3754
since
καθως
G2531
according-to
αυτος
G846
him/her/it-self
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
οὑτως
G3779
likewise
και
G2532
and
ἡμεις
G2249
we

10:8 In fact, if I were to brag about all the authority the Master gave us (for building you up, not pulling you down), I can assure you that I would not be put to shame,

εαν
G1437
if-ever
τε
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both
γαρ
G1063
because
περισσοτερον
G4053
excessively
τι
G5101
what
καυχησωμαι
G2744
I-should-brag
περι
G4012
about
της
G3588
[of]-the
εξουσιας
G1849
[of]-jurisdiction
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
ἡς
G3739
[of]-whom
εδωκεν
G1325
gave

G3588
the
κυριος
G2962
master
εις
G1519
into
οικοδομην
G3619
construction
και
G2532
and
ουκ
G3756
not
εις
G1519
into
καθαιρεσιν
G2506
demolition
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ουκ
G3756
not
αισχυνθησομαι
G153
I-shall-be-ashamed

10:9 because my letters would be much more terrifying than they already are!

ἱνα
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that
μη
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not
δοξω
G1380
you-should-suppose
ὡς
G5613
as
αν
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ever
εκφοβειν
G1629
to-frighten
ὑμας
G5209
yous
δια
G1223
through
των
G3588
[of]-the
επιστολων
G1992
[of]-letters

10:10 One of you says, “His letters are weighty and strong, but in person he is weak and a poor speaker.”

ὁτι
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since
αἱ
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the
επιστολαι
G1992
letters
μεν
G3303
in-fact
φησιν
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is-affirming
βαρειαι
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weighty
και
G2532
and
ισχυραι
G2478
strong

G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
παρουσια
G3952
presence
του
G3588
[of]-the
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
ασθενης
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weak
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
λογος
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saying
εξουθενημενος
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having-been-scorned

10:11 Let that person consider the fact that we are quite capable of being the same in person as we are in writing!

τουτο
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this
λογιζεσθω
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let-him/her/it-calculate!

G3588
the
τοιουτος
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such
ὁτι
G3754
since
οἱοι
G3634
such-as
εσμεν
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we-are
τω
G3588
[to]-the
λογω
G3056
[to]-saying
δι᾽
G1223
through
επιστολων
G1992
[of]-letters
αποντες
G548
being-absent
τοιουτοι
G5108
such
και
G2532
and
παροντες
G3918
being-present
τω
G3588
[to]-the
εργω
G2041
[to]-action

10:12 We wouldn’t dare to think we are in the same class as these people! But when they use themselves as their own standard, it shows they know nothing at all.

ου
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not
γαρ
G1063
because
τολμωμεν
G5111
we-are-daring
εγκριναι
G1469
to-classify
η
G2228
or-else
συγκριναι
G4793
to-match
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
τισιν
G5100
[to]-some
των
G3588
[of]-the
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
συνιστανοντων
G4921
[of]-commending
αλλα
G235
but
αυτοι
G846
-selves
εν
G1722
in
ἑαυτοις
G1438
[to]-themselves
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
μετρουντες
G3354
measuring
και
G2532
and
συγκρινοντες
G4793
matching
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
ἑαυτοις
G1438
[to]-themselves
ου
G3756
not
συνιουσιν
G4920
they-are-intelligent

10:13 Now we will keep our bragging within reason, according to the limits God gave out to us— and you are within those limits.

ἡμεις
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we
δε
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yet
ουκ
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not
εις
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into
τα
G3588
the
αμετρα
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immeasurable
καυχησομεθα
G2744
we-shall-brag
αλλα
G235
but
κατα
G2596
down
το
G3588
the
μετρον
G3358
measurement
του
G3588
[of]-the
κανονος
G2583
[of]-realm
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
εμερισεν
G3307
apportions
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
μετρου
G3358
[of]-measurement
εφικεσθαι
G2185
to-reach
αχρι
G891
until
και
G2532
and
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous

10:14 No, we’re not out of bounds with you, because we were the first to reach you with the Gospel;

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
ὡς
G5613
as
μη
G3361
not
εφικνουμενοι
G2185
reaching
εις
G1519
into
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ὑπερεκτεινομεν
G5239
we-are-overextending
ἑαυτους
G1438
themselves
αχρι
G891
until
γαρ
G1063
because
και
G2532
and
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εφθασαμεν
G5348
we-hyperextended
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ευαγγελιω
G2098
[to]-good-news
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

10:15 we are not taking credit for someone else’s work. Yet we hope that your faith will mature and be greatly expanded,

ουκ
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not
εις
G1519
into
τα
G3588
the
αμετρα
G280
immeasurable
καυχωμενοι
G2744
bragging
εν
G1722
in
αλλοτριοις
G245
[to]-others'
κοποις
G2873
[to]-labors
ελπιδα
G1680
hope
δε
G1161
yet
εχοντες
G2192
having
αυξανομενης
G837
[of]-growing
της
G3588
[of]-the
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
εν
G1722
in
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
μεγαλυνθηναι
G3170
to-be-magnified
κατα
G2596
down
τον
G3588
the
κανονα
G2583
realm
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
εις
G1519
into
περισσειαν
G4050
excess

10:16 so that our range will extend beyond you— but not over the work someone else has prepared.

εις
G1519
into
τα
G3588
the
ὑπερεκεινα
G5238
beyond
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
ευαγγελισασθαι
G2097
good-news
ουκ
G3756
not
εν
G1722
in
αλλοτριω
G245
[to]-outsider
κανονι
G2583
[to]-realm
εις
G1519
into
τα
G3588
the
ἑτοιμα
G2092
fit
καυχησασθαι
G2744
to-brag

10:17 Now whoever brags must brag only about the Master.


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
καυχωμενος
G2744
bragging
εν
G1722
in
κυριω
G2962
master
καυχασθω
G2744
let him/her/it-brag!

10:18 It is the one the Master commends who is qualified, not those who commend themselves.

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
ἑαυτον
G1438
him/her/it-self
συνιστανων
G4921
commending
εκεινος
G1565
that-one
εστιν
G2076
is
δοκιμος
G1384
approved
αλλα
G235
but
ὁν
G3739
whom

G3588
the
κυριος
G2962
master
συνιστησιν
G4921
is-commending