2nd Corinthians of the Christian Holy Bible

2 Corinthians   The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians   

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 1:2  Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from  the Lord Jesus Christ. 
2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the  Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and  the God of all comfort; 
2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our  tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are  in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are  comforted of God. 
2 Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ  abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.  
2 Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your  consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring  of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we  be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.  
2 Corinthians 1:7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye  are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the  consolation. 
2 Corinthians 1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you  ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we  were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that  we despaired even of life: 
2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of  death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but  in God which raiseth the dead: 
2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us  from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust  that he will yet deliver us; 
2 Corinthians 1:11 Ye also helping together  by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the  means of many persons thanks may be given by many on  our behalf.  
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our  conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with  fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our  conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you- ward. 
2 Corinthians 1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than  what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall  acknowledge even to the end; 
2 Corinthians 1:14 As also ye have  acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as  ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.  

2nd Corinthians
2 Corinthians 1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto  you before, that ye might have a second benefit.

2 Corinthians 1:16 And  to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of  Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way  toward Judaea. 

2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded,  did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose  according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea,  and nay nay? 

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word  toward you was not yea and nay. 
2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of  God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us,  even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and  nay, but in him was yea. 
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God  in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God  by us. 
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in  Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 
2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath  also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our  hearts. 
2 Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my  soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.  
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but  are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.  

Chapter 2
2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not  come again to you in heaviness. 
2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you  sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same  which is made sorry by me? 
2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same  unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from  them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you  all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 
2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much  affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many  tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know  the love which I have more abundantly unto you. 
2 Corinthians 2:5 But  if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part:  that I may not overcharge you all. 
2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a  man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.   
2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive  him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be  swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. 
2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I  beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.  
2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the  proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. 
2 Corinthians 2:10  To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I  forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes  forgave I it in the person of Christ; 
2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan  should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his  devices. 
2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to  preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of  the Lord, 
2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found  not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went  from thence into Macedonia. 
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto  God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and  maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every  place. 
2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ,  in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 
2 Corinthians 2:16 To  the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the  other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for  these things? 
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt  the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the  sight of God speak we in Christ.  

Chapter 3
2 Corinthians 3:1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need  we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or  letters of commendation from you? 
2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our  epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:  
2 Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the  epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but  with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but  in fleshy tables of the heart.  
2 Corinthians 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God- ward: 
2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think  any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  
2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new  testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter  killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 
2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the  ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was  glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly  behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance;  which glory was to be done away: 
2 Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the  ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 
2 Corinthians 3:9 For if the  ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth  the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 
2 Corinthians 3:10  For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this  respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 
2 Corinthians 3:11 For if  that which is done away was glorious, much more that  which remaineth is glorious. 
2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we  have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 
2 Corinthians 3:13  And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the  children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that  which is abolished: 
2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded:  for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in  the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away  in Christ. 
2 Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is  read, the vail is upon their heart. 
2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when  it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 
2 Corinthians 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face  beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed  into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the  Spirit of the Lord.   

Chapter 4
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have  received mercy, we faint not; 
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the  hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor  handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation  of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s  conscience in the sight of God. 
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be  hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of  this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe  not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the  image of God, should shine unto them. 
2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach  not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your  servants for Jesus’ sake. 
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded  the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts,  to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in  the face of Jesus Christ.  
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the  excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  
2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;  we are perplexed, but not in despair; 
2 Corinthians 4:9 Persecuted, but  not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 
2 Corinthians 4:10 Always  bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that  the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  
2 Corinthians 4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for  Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made  manifest in our mortal flesh. 
2 Corinthians 4:12 So then death worketh  in us, but life in you. 
2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of  faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore  have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 
2 Corinthians 4:14  Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise  up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 
2 Corinthians 4:15  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace  might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the  glory of God. 
2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but  though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is  renewed day by day. 
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which  is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding  and eternal weight of glory; 
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at  the things which are seen, but at the things which are not  seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the  things which are not seen are eternal.  

Chapter 5
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this  tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an  house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 
2 Corinthians 5:2  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon  with our house which is from heaven: 
2 Corinthians 5:3 If so be that  being clothed we shall not be found naked. 
2 Corinthians 5:4 For we  that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not  for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that  mortality might be swallowed up of life. 
2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that  hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also  hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 
2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore  we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at  home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For  we walk by faith, not by sight:) 
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I  say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to  be present with the Lord. 
2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that,  whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of  Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his  body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good  or bad.  
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we  persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I  trust also are made manifest in your consciences. 
2 Corinthians 5:12  For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give  you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have  somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and  not in heart. 
2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it  is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we  thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  
2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live  should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him  which died for them, and rose again. 
2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore  henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we  have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know  we him no more. 
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in  Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;  behold, all things are become new. 
2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things  are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus  Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world  unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and  hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 
2 Corinthians 5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did  beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye  reconciled to God. 
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin  for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the  righteousness of God in him.  

Chapter 6
2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech  you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  
2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted,  and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold,  now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of  salvation.) 
2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the  ministry be not blamed: 
2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving  ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in  afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 
2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in  imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in  fastings; 
2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by  longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love  unfeigned, 
2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God,  by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the  left, 
2 Corinthians 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and  good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 
2 Corinthians 6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we  live; as chastened, and not killed; 
2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet  alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having  nothing, and yet possessing all things.  
2 Corinthians 6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you,  our heart is enlarged. 
2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but  ye are straitened in your own bowels. 
2 Corinthians 6:13 Now for a  recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be  ye also enlarged. 
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked  together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath  righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion  hath light with darkness? 
2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath  Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with  an infidel? 
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of  God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as  God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and  I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 
2 Corinthians 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,  saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will  receive you, 
2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye  shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

Chapter 7
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and  spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.   
2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have  corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 
2 Corinthians 7:3 I speak  not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye  are in our hearts to die and live with you. 
2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is  my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of  you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all  our tribulation. 
2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into  Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on  every side; without were fightings, within were fears.  
2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast  down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 
2 Corinthians 7:7 And not  by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he  was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire,  your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I  rejoiced the more. 
2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with a  letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that  the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but  for a season. 
2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made  sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made  sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by  us in nothing. 
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance  to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the  world worketh death. 
2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing,  that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it  wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea,  what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement  desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things  ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.  
2 Corinthians 7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for  his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that  suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God  might appear unto you. 
2 Corinthians 7:13 Therefore we were  comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more  joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was  refreshed by you all. 
2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted any thing  to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things  to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before  Titus, is found a truth. 
2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is  more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the  obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye  received him. 
2 Corinthians 7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have  confidence in you in all things.  

Chapter 8
2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace  of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; 
2 Corinthians 8:2 How  that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy  and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their  liberality. 
2 Corinthians 8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and  beyond their power they were willing of themselves;   
2 Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive  the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering  to the saints. 
2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but  first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the  will of God. 
2 Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as  he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace  also. 
2 Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in  faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence,  and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace  also. 
2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion  of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of  your love. 
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus  Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he  became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.  
2 Corinthians 8:10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient  for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to  be forward a year ago. 
2 Corinthians 8:11 Now therefore perform the  doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there  may be a performance also out of that which ye have.   
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted  according to that a man hath, and not according to that he  hath not. 
2 Corinthians 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased,  and ye burdened: 
2 Corinthians 8:14 But by an equality, that now at  this time your abundance may be a supply for their want,  that their abundance also may be a supply for your want:  that there may be equality: 
2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that  had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had  gathered little had no lack. 
2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God,  which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for  you. 
2 Corinthians 8:17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but  being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.  
2 Corinthians 8:18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose  praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches; 
2 Corinthians 8:19  And not that only, but who was also chosen of the  churches to travel with us with this grace, which is  administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and  declaration of your ready mind: 
2 Corinthians 8:20 Avoiding this, that  no man should blame us in this abundance which is  administered by us: 
2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not  only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.  
2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we  have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now  much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I  have in you. 
2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he  is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our  brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the  churches, and the glory of Christ. 
2 Corinthians 8:24 Wherefore shew  ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love,  and of our boasting on your behalf.  

Chapter 9
2 Corinthians 9:1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is  superfluous for me to write to you: 
2 Corinthians 9:2 For I know the  forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them  of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your  zeal hath provoked very many. 
2 Corinthians 9:3 Yet have I sent the  brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this  behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: 
2 Corinthians 9:4 Lest haply if  they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared,  we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same  confident boasting. 
2 Corinthians 9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to  exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and  make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice  before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of  bounty, and not as of covetousness. 
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say,  He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he  which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 
2 Corinthians 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let  him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a  cheerful giver. 
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace  abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in  all things, may abound to every good work: 
2 Corinthians 9:9 (As it is  written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the  poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 
2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he  that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for  your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the  fruits of your righteousness;) 
2 Corinthians 9:11 Being enriched in  every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us  thanksgiving to God. 
2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this  service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is  abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; 
2 Corinthians 9:13  Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify  God for your professed subjection into the gospel of Christ,  and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all  men; 
2 Corinthians 9:14 And by their prayer for you, which long after  you for the exceeding grace of God in you. 
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks  be unto God for his unspeakable gift.    
Chapter 10
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness  and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among  you, but being absent am bold toward you: 
2 Corinthians 10:2 But I  beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present  with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against  some, which think of us as if we walked according to the  flesh. 
2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not  war after the flesh: 
2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare  are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling  down of strong holds;) 
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations,  and every high thing that exalteth itself against the  knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every  thought to the obedience of Christ; 
2 Corinthians 10:6 And having in a  readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience  is fulfilled. 
2 Corinthians 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward  appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s,  let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s,  even so are we Christ’s. 
2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast  somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given  us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not  be ashamed: 
2 Corinthians 10:9 That I may not seem as if I would  terrify you by letters. 
2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they,  are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is  weak, and his speech contemptible. 
2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such an  one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when  we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are  present. 
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 10:13 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 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 10:15 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, 
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.  

Chapter 11
2 Corinthians 11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in  my folly: and indeed bear with me. 
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am  jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused  you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste  virgin to Christ. 
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the  serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds  should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.  
2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom  we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit,  which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye  have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. 
2 Corinthians 11:5  For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest  apostles. 
2 Corinthians 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in  knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest  among you in all things. 
2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an  offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because  I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? 
2 Corinthians 11:8 I  robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you  service. 
2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and  wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was  lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia  supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being  burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. 
2 Corinthians 11:10  As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this  boasting in the regions of Achaia. 
2 Corinthians 11:11 Wherefore?  because I love you not? God knoweth. 
2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I  do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them  which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be  found even as we. 
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles,  deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles  of Christ. 
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is  transformed into an angel of light. 
2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is  no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the  ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to  their works.   
2 Corinthians 11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if  otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself  a little. 
2 Corinthians 11:17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the  Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.  
2 Corinthians 11:18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory  also. 
2 Corinthians 11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye  yourselves are wise. 
2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye suffer, if a man bring  you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of  you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.  
2 Corinthians 11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had  been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak  foolishly,) I am bold also. 
2 Corinthians 11:22 Are they Hebrews? so  am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of  Abraham? so am I. 
2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ?  (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in  stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths  oft. 
2 Corinthians 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes  save one. 
2 Corinthians 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I  stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have  been in the deep; 
2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils  of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own  countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city,  in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils  among false brethren; 
2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and  painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in  fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 
2 Corinthians 11:28 Beside those  things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily,  the care of all the churches. 
2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am  not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? 
2 Corinthians 11:30 If I  must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern  mine infirmities. 
2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord  Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I  lie not. 
2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the  king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison,  desirous to apprehend me: 
2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window  in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his  hands.  

Chapter 12
2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will  come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 
2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew  a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the  body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell:  God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.  
2 Corinthians 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out  of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 
2 Corinthians 12:4 How that  he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable  words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 
2 Corinthians 12:5 Of  such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but  in mine infirmities. 
2 Corinthians 12:6 For though I would desire to  glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now  I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which  he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. 
2 Corinthians 12:7 And  lest I should be exalted above measure through the  abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn  in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I  should be exalted above measure. 
2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.   
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:  for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly  therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power  of Christ may rest upon me. 
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take  pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in  persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am  weak, then am I strong.  
2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have  compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you:  for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though  I be nothing. 
2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were  wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders,  and mighty deeds. 
2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is it wherein ye were  inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was  not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. 
2 Corinthians 12:14  Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will  not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for  the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the  parents for the children. 
2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly  spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I  love you, the less I be loved. 
2 Corinthians 12:16 But be it so, I did not  burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with  guile. 
2 Corinthians 12:17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them  whom I sent unto you? 
2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with  him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you?  walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the  same steps? 
2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think ye that we excuse  ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we  do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. 
2 Corinthians 12:20  For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I  would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye  would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes,  backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: 
2 Corinthians 12:21 And  lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among  you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned  already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and  fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.  

Chapter 13
2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In  the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be  established. 
2 Corinthians 13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if  I were present, the second time; and being absent now I  write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other,  that, if I come again, I will not spare: 
2 Corinthians 13:3 Since ye seek a  proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not  weak, but is mighty in you. 
2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was  crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of  God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with  him by the power of God toward you. 
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine  yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own  selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ  is in you, except ye be reprobates? 
2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust that ye  shall know that we are not reprobates. 
2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to  God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved,  but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as  reprobates. 
2 Corinthians 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth,  but for the truth. 
2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak,  and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your  perfection. 
2 Corinthians 13:10 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.  

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good  comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love  and peace shall be with you. 

2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another  with an holy kiss.  
2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saints salute you. 
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of  the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the  communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.   

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