2 Corinthians 10:15
Strong's Lexicon
Neither
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

do we boast
καυχώμενοι (kauchōmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.

beyond our limits
ἄμετρα (ametra)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 280: Not measurable, immeasurable, to a limitless degree. Immoderate.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] labors
κόποις (kopois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2873: From kopto; a cut, i.e. toil, literally or figuratively; by implication, pains.

of others.
ἀλλοτρίοις (allotriois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 245: From allos; another's, i.e. Not one's own; by extension foreign, not akin, hostile.

But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

we hope that,
ἐλπίδα (elpida)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

[as] your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

faith
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

increases,
αὐξανομένης (auxanomenēs)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 837: (a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow, i.e. Enlarge.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

area of influence
κανόνα (kanona)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2583: From kane; a rule, i.e. a standard; by implication, a boundary, i.e. a sphere.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

will greatly increase [ as well ]
μεγαλυνθῆναι (megalynthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 3170: (a) I enlarge, lengthen, (b) I increase, magnify, extol. From megas; to make great, i.e. Increase or extol.

εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

περισσείαν (perisseian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4050: Abundance, superfluity. From perisseuo; surplusage, i.e. Superabundance.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are not bragging beyond measure about other people’s labors. But we have the hope that as your faith increases, our area of ministry will be greatly enlarged,

New American Standard Bible
not boasting beyond [our] measure, [that] [is], in other men's labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,

King James Bible
Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand,

New Living Translation
Nor do we boast and claim credit for the work someone else has done. Instead, we hope that your faith will grow so that the boundaries of our work among you will be extended.

English Standard Version
We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged,

New American Standard Bible
not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,

King James Bible
Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We are not bragging beyond measure about other people's labors. But we have the hope that as your faith increases, our area of ministry will be greatly enlarged,

International Standard Version
We are not boasting about work done by others that cannot be evaluated. On the contrary, we cherish the hope that your faith may continue to grow and enlarge our sphere of action among you until it overflows.

NET Bible
Nor do we boast beyond certain limits in the work done by others, but we hope that as your faith continues to grow, our work may be greatly expanded among you according to our limits,

American Standard Version
not glorying beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labors; but having hope that, as your faith groweth, we shall be magnified in you according to our province unto further abundance,

English Revised Version
not glorying beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labours; but having hope that, as your faith groweth, we shall be magnified in you according to our province unto further abundance,

Young's Literal Translation
not boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hope -- your faith increasing -- in you to be enlarged, according to our line -- into abundance,






Cross References
Acts 5:13
And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Romans 15:20
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:

2 Corinthians 10:13
But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

2 Corinthians 10:14
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:

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

2 Corinthians 10:16
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.

2 Corinthians 10:17
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
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