1 I urge you by the gentleness and forbearance of Christ -- this is Paul now speaking personally-I, the one who is so humble when he is facing you but full of boldness at a distance.
2Cor 10:10 Matt 11:29 Gal 5:2 Rom 12:1 Isa 42:3-4 1Cor 2:3 Zech 9:9
2 Yes, my appeal to you is that I should not have to be bold when I am actually with you, or show the same self-assurance as I reckon to use when I am challenging those who reckon that we are guided by human motives.
2Cor 13:10 2Cor 13:2 1Cor 4:18-21 2Cor 11:9-13 2Cor 12:13-20 Eph 2:2-3 Gal 5:16-25
3 For although we are human, it is not by human methods that we do battle.
1Tim 1:18 2Cor 10:4 2Tim 4:7 Rom 8:13 1Pet 4:1-2 2Tim 2:3-4 Gal 2:20
4 The weapons with which we do battle are not those of human nature, but they have the power, in God's cause, to demolish fortresses. It is ideas that we demolish,
2Cor 6:7 Jer 1:10 1Tim 1:18 1Cor 2:5 1Sam 17:45-50 2Cor 13:3-4 1Thess 5:8
5 every presumptuous notion that is set up against the knowledge of God, and we bring every thought into captivity and obedience to Christ;
Rom 7:23 1Pet 1:14-15 Isa 55:7 Matt 15:19 Heb 4:12 Isa 2:11-12 1Cor 3:19
6 once you have given your complete obedience, we are prepared to punish any disobedience.
2Cor 2:9 2Cor 7:15 Num 16:26-30 1Cor 5:3-5 1Tim 1:20 2Cor 13:2 2Cor 13:10
7 Look at the evidence of your eyes. Anybody who is convinced that he belongs to Christ should go on to reflect that we belong to Christ no less than he does.
2Cor 5:12 1Cor 14:37 2Cor 11:23 John 7:24 1Cor 3:23 1Cor 9:1 1Cor 1:12
8 Maybe I have taken rather too much pride in our authority, but the Lord gave us that for building you up, not for knocking you down, and I am not going to be shamed
2Cor 13:10 2Cor 1:24 2Cor 7:14 2Cor 12:6 2Cor 13:2-3 2Cor 13:8 2Tim 1:12
9 into letting you think that I can put fear into you only by letter.
1Cor 4:5 1Cor 4:19-21 2Cor 10:10
10 Someone said, 'His letters are weighty enough, and full of strength, but when you see him in person, he makes no impression and his powers of speaking are negligible.'
1Cor 1:17 Gal 4:13-14 2Cor 11:6 1Cor 1:21 1Cor 2:1-4 2Cor 10:1 2Cor 12:5-9
11 I should like that sort of person to take note that our deeds when we are present will show the same qualities as our letters when we were at a distance.
1Cor 4:19-20 2Cor 12:20 2Cor 13:2-3 2Cor 13:10
12 We are not venturing to rank ourselves, or even to compare ourselves with certain people who provide their own commendations. By measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves to themselves, they only show their folly.
Prov 27:2 Prov 26:12 2Cor 3:1 2Cor 10:18 Luke 18:11 Job 12:2 Prov 25:27
13 By contrast we do not intend to boast beyond measure, but will measure ourselves by the standard which God laid down for us, namely that of having come all the way to you.
Rom 15:20 1Cor 12:11 1Pet 4:10 2Cor 10:14-15 Eph 4:7 Isa 28:17 Matt 25:15
14 We are not overreaching ourselves as we would be if we had not come all the way to you; in fact we were the first to come as far as you with the good news of Christ.
1Cor 4:15 1Cor 2:10 1Cor 3:5-6 1Cor 3:10 1Cor 9:1-2 1Tim 1:11 2Cor 2:12
15 So we are not boasting beyond measure, about other men's work; in fact, we hope, as your faith increases, to grow greater and greater by this standard of ours,
2Cor 10:13 2Thess 1:3 Rom 15:20 Acts 5:13
16 by preaching the gospel to regions beyond you, rather than boasting about work already done in someone else's province.
Rom 15:24-28 Acts 19:21
17 Let anyone who wants to boast, boast of the Lord.
1Cor 1:31 Jer 9:23-24 Isa 65:16 Jer 4:2 Ps 106:5 1Cor 1:29 Gal 6:13-14
18 For it is not through self-commendation that recognition is won, but through commendation.
1Cor 4:5 2Cor 10:12 Rom 2:29 Prov 21:2 Prov 27:2 2Cor 6:4 2Cor 13:7