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so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else's territory.
King James Bible
To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
American Standard Version
so as to preach the gospel even unto the parts beyond you, and not to glory in another's province in regard of things ready to our hand.
Young's Literal Translation
in the places beyond you to proclaim good news, not in another's line in regard to the things made ready, to boast;
2 Corinthians 10:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you - He probably refers to those parts of the Morea, such as Sparta, etc., that lay southward of them; and to Italy, which lay on the west; for it does not appear that he considered his measure or province to extend to Libya, or any part of Africa. See the Introduction, Section 12.
Not to boast in another man's line - So very scrupulous was the apostle not to build on another man's foundation, that he would not even go to those places where other apostles were labouring. He appears to think that every apostle had a particular district or province of the heathen world allotted to him, and which God commissioned him to convert to the Christian faith. No doubt every apostle was influenced in the same way; and this was a wise order of God; for by these means the Gospel was more quickly spread through the heathen provinces than it otherwise would have been. The apostles had deacons or ministers with them whose business it was to water the seed sown; but the apostles alone, under Christ, sowed and planted.
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Romans 15:24-28 Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey...
line. or, rule.
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed to us...
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Acts 19:21 After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."
Romans 15:20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.
2 Corinthians 11:7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?