2 Corinthians 10:14
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For we are not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach you. For we were the first to come all the way to you with the gospel of Christ.

King James Bible
For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

American Standard Version
For we stretch not ourselves overmuch, as though we reached not unto you: for we came even as far as unto you in the gospel of Christ:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as if we reached not unto you. For we are come as far as to you in the gospel of Christ.

English Revised Version
For we stretch not ourselves overmuch, as though we reached not unto you: for we came even as far as unto you in the gospel of Christ:

Webster's Bible Translation
For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you; for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

Weymouth New Testament
For there is no undue stretch of authority on our part, as though it did not extend to you. We pressed on even to Corinth, and were the first to proclaim to you the Good News of the Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:14 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

We stretch not ourselves beyond our measure (μὴ ὑπερεκτείνομεν ἑαυτούς)

The verb only here in the New Testament. The A.V. is needlessly verbose. Rev., better, stretch not ourselves overmuch.

As though we reached not unto you

Lit., as not reaching. Paul would say: It is not as if God had not appointed our apostolic labor to reach to you. If He had not thus appointed, then our desire to labor among you would have been an overstretching of ourselves. Therefore, in boasting of our labor in Corinth, we do not boast beyond our measure.

We are come (ἐφθάσαμεν)

Rev., we came. The verb originally means to come before, anticipate, as 1 Thessalonians 4:15 (A.V., prevent; Rev., precede); but it gradually loses the idea of priority, and means simply come to, arrive at. So Matthew 12:28; Philippians 3:16. It may possibly be used here with a hint of the earlier meaning, were the first to come. See Rev., margin.

2 Corinthians 10:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we stretch not.

2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, letters of commendation to you...

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed...

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 3:5,10 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man...

1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers...

1 Corinthians 9:1,2 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord...

the gospel.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first...

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...

Galatians 1:6-8 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel...

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

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