2 Corinthians 13:10
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English Standard Version
For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come I may not have to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

King James Bible
Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

American Standard Version
For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not when present deal sharply, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for casting down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I write these things, being absent, that, being present, I may not deal more severely, according to the power which the Lord hath given me unto edification, and not unto destruction.

English Revised Version
For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not when present deal sharply, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for casting down.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason I write thus while absent, that when present I may not have to act severely in the exercise of the authority which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for pulling down.

2 Corinthians 13:10 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Use sharpness (ἀποτόμως χρήσωμαι)

Rev., more literally and correctly, deal sharply, thus giving the force of the adverb. For sharply see on the kindred ἀποτομία severity, Romans 11:22.

2 Corinthians 13:10 Parallel Commentaries

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I write.

2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice...

2 Corinthians 10:2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, with which I think to be bold against some...

2 Corinthians 12:20,21 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

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

lest. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 13:2,8 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time...

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

according.

2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?

1 Corinthians 5:4
When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 6:6
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

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.

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