2 Corinthians 10:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

New Living Translation
And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.

English Standard Version
being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

New American Standard Bible
and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

King James Bible
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And we are ready to punish any disobedience, once your obedience has been confirmed.

International Standard Version
Once your obedience is complete, we will be ready to reprimand every type of disobedience.

NET Bible
We are also ready to punish every act of disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we are prepared to execute the punishment of those who do not obey when your obedience is fulfilled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We are ready to punish every act of disobedience when you have become completely obedient.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and having a readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

King James 2000 Bible
And having a readiness to punish all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

American King James Version
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

American Standard Version
and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be made full.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having in readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled.

Darby Bible Translation
and having in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your obedience shall have been fulfilled.

English Revised Version
and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled.

Webster's Bible Translation
And having in a readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Weymouth New Testament
while we hold ourselves in readiness to punish every act of disobedience, as soon as ever you as a Church have fully shown your obedience.

World English Bible
and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience will be made full.

Young's Literal Translation
and being in readiness to avenge every disobedience, whenever your obedience may be fulfilled.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Being in a readiness; i.e. being quite prepared. My sternness of purpose is ready, but my hope is that it may not be called into action. To revenge; rather, to do justice upon. In any case, in this infliction of justice, whatever form it might take, he would only be an agent of God (Romans 12:19). When your obedience is fulfilled. St. Paul is confident that he will overcome the mazes of those opposed to him, and win them to Christ's obedience; but if there were any who should obstinately refuse to submit, they must be reduced to submission by action, not by words.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience,.... Not with the temporal sword, as the civil magistrate, but with the spiritual one; meaning either censures and excommunication, which a faithful minister of the Gospel, with the suffrage of the church, has at hand, and a power to make use of, for the reclaiming of disobedient persons; or rather that extraordinary power which was peculiar to the apostles, of inflicting punishments on delinquents, such as what was exercised by Peter upon Ananias and Sapphira, by the Apostle Paul on Elymas the sorcerer, the incestuous person, and Hymenaeus and Philetus, and which still continued with him; it was ready at hand, he could exercise it whenever he pleased, he only waited a proper time:

when your obedience is fulfilled: till they were thoroughly reformed from the several abuses, both in doctrine and practice, they had fallen into, and were brought into a better order and decorum, and appeared to have been in all things obedient to the directions he had given; being unwilling, as yet, to use the awful authority he had from Christ, lest any of the dear children of God, who were capable of being restored by gentler methods, should suffer with the refractory and incorrigible.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. Translate, "Having ourselves (that is, being) in readiness to exact punishment for all disobedience," &c. We have this in store for the disobedient: it will be brought into action in due time.

when your obedience, &c.—He charitably assumes that most of the Corinthian Church will act obediently; therefore he says "YOUR obedience." But perhaps some will act otherwise; in order, therefore, to give all an opportunity of joining the obedient, he will not prematurely exact punishment, but wait until the full number of those gathered out to Christ has been "completed," and the remainder have been proved incorrigible. He had acted already so at Corinth (Ac 18:6-11; compare Ex 32:34; Mt 13:28-30).

2 Corinthians 10:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul Defends his Ministry
5We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 6and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete. 7You are looking at things as they are outwardly. If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ's, so also are we.…
Cross References
Romans 2:23
You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

2 Corinthians 2:9
Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
Treasury of Scripture

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

in.

2 Corinthians 13:2,10 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time…

Numbers 16:26-30 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from …

Acts 5:3-11 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to …

Acts 13:10,11 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the …

1 Corinthians 4:21 What will you? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in …

1 Corinthians 5:3-5 For I truly, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged …

1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, …

3 John 1:10 Why, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating …

when.

2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of …

2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers …

Jump to Previous
Act Authority Avenge Church Clear Complete Completely Disobedience Fulfilled Full Fully Hold Obedience Ourselves Punish Punishment Readiness Ready Revenge Shown Soon Whatever Whenever
Jump to Next
Act Authority Avenge Church Clear Complete Completely Disobedience Fulfilled Full Fully Hold Obedience Ourselves Punish Punishment Readiness Ready Revenge Shown Soon Whatever Whenever
Links
2 Corinthians 10:6 NIV
2 Corinthians 10:6 NLT
2 Corinthians 10:6 ESV
2 Corinthians 10:6 NASB
2 Corinthians 10:6 KJV

2 Corinthians 10:6 Bible Apps
2 Corinthians 10:6 Bible Suite
2 Corinthians 10:6 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 10:6 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 10:6 French Bible
2 Corinthians 10:6 German Bible

Alphabetical: act all And are be complete disobedience every is obedience of once punish ready to we whenever will your

NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 10:6 And being in readiness to avenge all (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
2 Corinthians 10:5
Top of Page
Top of Page