2 Corinthians 10:10
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New International Version
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."

New Living Translation
For some say, "Paul's letters are demanding and forceful, but in person he is weak, and his speeches are worthless!"

English Standard Version
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.”

Berean Study Bible
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is unimpressive, and his speaking is of no account."

Berean Literal Bible
For they say, "The letters indeed are weighty and strong, but the presence of the body is weak, and the speech having been ignored."

New American Standard Bible
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."

King James Bible
For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is said, "His letters are weighty and powerful, but his physical presence is weak, and his public speaking is despicable."

International Standard Version
For someone is saying, "His letters are impressive and forceful, but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible."

NET Bible
because some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is weak and his speech is of no account."

New Heart English Bible
For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because there are many people who say, “The letters are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that someone is saying that my letters are powerful and strong, but that I'm a weakling and a terrible speaker.

New American Standard 1977
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive, and his speech contemptible.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For his letters, they say, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

King James 2000 Bible
For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

American King James Version
For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

American Standard Version
For, His letters, they say, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible,)

Darby Bible Translation
because his letters, he says, [are] weighty and strong, but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught.

English Revised Version
For, His letters, they say, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.

Webster's Bible Translation
For his letters (say they) are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Weymouth New Testament
For they say "His letters are authoritative and forcible, but his personal presence is unimpressive, and as for eloquence, he has none."

World English Bible
For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."

Young's Literal Translation
because the letters indeed -- saith one -- are weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:7-11 In outward appearance, Paul was mean and despised in the eyes of some, but this was a false rule to judge by. We must not think that none outward appearance, as if the want of such things proved a man not to be a real Christian, or an able, faithful minister of the lowly Saviour.
Study Bible
Paul's Apostolic Authority
9I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you by my letters. 10For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is unimpressive, and his speaking is of no account.” 11Such people should consider that what we are in our letters when absent, we will be in our actions when present.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent words of wisdom, lest the cross of the Christ be emptied of its power.

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

2 Corinthians 10:1
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.

2 Corinthians 10:9
I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you by my letters.

2 Corinthians 10:11
Such people should consider that what we are in our letters when absent, we will be in our actions when present.

2 Corinthians 11:6
Although I am not a polished speaker, I am certainly not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you in every way possible.

2 Corinthians 11:21
To my shame I concede that we were too weak for that! Speaking as a fool, however, I can match what anyone else dares to boast about.

2 Corinthians 12:7
or with these surpassingly great revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

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 4:13
You know that it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you.
Treasury of Scripture

For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

say they. Gr. saith he.

2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters …

but.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, …

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

1 Corinthians 2:3,4 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling…

Galatians 4:13,14 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel …

and his.

2 Corinthians 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have …

Exodus 4:10 And Moses said to the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither …

Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

1 Corinthians 1:17,21 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not …

1 Corinthians 2:1-4 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with excellency of …

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