2 Corinthians 10:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" toward you when away!

New Living Translation
Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ--though I realize you think I am timid in person and bold only when I write from far away.

English Standard Version
I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—

Berean Study Bible
Now by the mildness and gentleness of Christ I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am humble when face to face with you, but bold when away.

Berean Literal Bible
Now I, Paul, myself exhort you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I who indeed as to appearance am humble among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

New American Standard Bible
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ-- I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ--I who am humble among you in person but bold toward you when absent.

International Standard Version
Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah —I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!

NET Bible
Now I, Paul, appeal to you personally by the meekness and gentleness of Christ (I who am meek when present among you, but am full of courage toward you when away!)--

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I, Paul, beg of you by the serenity and gentleness of The Messiah, although when we are present, I am gentle with you, but when I am distant, I am bold toward you;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, Paul, make my appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ. I'm the one who is humble when I'm with you but forceful toward you when I'm not with you.

New American Standard 1977
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now I, Paul, myself beseech you by the meekness and clemency of the Christ (who in presence am low among you, but being absent am bold toward you)

King James 2000 Bible
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am humble among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now I Paul myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ, who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent, am bold toward you.

Darby Bible Translation
But I myself, Paul, entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of the Christ, who, as to appearance, [when present] [am] mean among you, but absent am bold towards you;

English Revised Version
Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you:

Webster's Bible Translation
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 towards you:

Weymouth New Testament
But as for me Paul, I entreat you by the gentleness and self-forgetfulness of Christ--I who when among you have not an imposing personal presence, but when absent am fearlessly outspoken in dealing with you.

World English Bible
Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, Paul, myself, do call upon you -- through the meekness and gentleness of the Christ -- who in presence, indeed am humble among you, and being absent, have courage toward you,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-6 While others thought meanly, and spake scornfully of the apostle, he had low thoughts, and spake humbly of himself. We should be aware of our own infirmities, and think humbly of ourselves, even when men reproach us. The work of the ministry is a spiritual warfare with spiritual enemies, and for spiritual purposes. Outward force is not the method of the gospel, but strong persuasions, by the power of truth and the meekness of wisdom. Conscience is accountable to God only; and people must be persuaded to God and their duty, not driven by force. Thus the weapons of our warfare are very powerful; the evidence of truth is convincing. What opposition is made against the gospel, by the powers of sin and Satan in the hearts of men! But observe the conquest the word of God gains. The appointed means, however feeble they appear to some, will be mighty through God. And the preaching of the cross, by men of faith and prayer, has always been fatal to idolatry, impiety, and wickedness.
Study Bible
Paul's Apostolic Authority
1Now by the mildness and gentleness of Christ I appeal to you — I, Paul, who am humble when face to face with you, but bold when away. 2I beg you that when I come, I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:29
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Romans 12:1
Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

1 Corinthians 2:3
I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.

1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and with a gentle spirit?

2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is unimpressive, and his speaking is of no account."

2 Corinthians 13:3
since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

Galatians 5:2
Take notice: I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.

Ephesians 3:1
For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles. . .

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be obvious to everyone. The Lord is near.

Colossians 1:23
if indeed you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope of the gospel you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
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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:

I Paul.

1 Corinthians 16:21,22 The salutation of me Paul with my own hand…

Galatians 5:2 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall …

2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is the token in every …

Philemon 1:9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul …

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and …

beseech.

2 Corinthians 10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you …

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

by.

Psalm 45:4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness …

Isaiah 42:3,4 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he …

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: …

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in …

Matthew 12:19,20 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice …

Matthew 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Sion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, …

Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as …

1 Peter 2:22,23 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth…

presence. or, outward appearance.

2 Corinthians 10:7,10 Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust …

base. Rather, lowly, or humble, [tapeinos,] which some think refers to his lowness of stature.

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily …

2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities.

2 Corinthians 12:5,7-9 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but …

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the …

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

Galatians 4:13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel …

bold.

2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of …

2 Corinthians 11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. However, …

2 Corinthians 13:2,3 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time…

Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought …

Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in …

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