2 Corinthians 10:9
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English Standard Version
I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters.

King James Bible
That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

American Standard Version
that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that I may not be thought as it were to terrify you by epistles,

English Revised Version
that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.

Webster's Bible Translation
That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

Weymouth New Testament
Let it not seem as if I wanted to frighten you by my letters.

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Vincent's Word Studies

That I may not seem

The construction is abrupt. Probably something is to be supplied, as I say this in order that I may not seem, etc.

2 Corinthians 10:9 Parallel Commentaries

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terrify.

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

1 Corinthians 4:5,19-21 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 10:8
For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account."

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