2 Corinthians 10:2
Good News Translation
I beg you not to force me to be harsh when I come; for I am sure I can deal harshly with those who say that we act from worldly motives.

Contemporary English Version
Some people have said we act like the people of this world. So when I arrive, I expect I will have to be firm and forceful in what I say to them. Please don't make me treat you that way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh.

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But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh.

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2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear lest perhaps, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you such as you would not. Lest perhaps contentions, envyings, animosities, dissensions, detractions, whisperings, swellings, seditions, be among you.

2 Corinthians 13:2,10 I have told before and foretell, as present and now absent, to them that sinned before and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:19-21 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will: and will know, not the speech of them that are puffed up, but the power. . . .

think.

2 Corinthians 11:9-13 And, when I was present with you and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was wanting to me, the brethren supplied who came from Macedonia. And in all things I have kept myself from being burthensome to you: and so I will keep myself. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:13-19 For what is there that you have had less than the other churches but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury. . . .

Romans 8:1,5 There is now therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh. . . .

Galatians 5:16-25 I say then: Walk in the spirit: and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. . . .

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief: . . .

Context
Paul's Apostolic Authority
1Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence wherewith I am thought to be bold, against some who reckon us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.…
Cross References
Romans 8:4
That the justification of the law might be fulfilled in us who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit.

1 Corinthians 4:18
As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.

1 Corinthians 4:21
What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

2 Corinthians 1:17
Whereas then I was thus minded, did I use lightness? Or, the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that there should be with me, It is, and It is not?

2 Corinthians 11:21
I seek according to dishonour, as if we had been weak in this part. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare also.

2 Corinthians 13:2
I have told before and foretell, as present and now absent, to them that sinned before and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare.

2 Corinthians 13:10
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.

Additional Translations
I beg you that when I come I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh.

Now I implore you that being present, I need not to be bold with the confidence with which I reckon to be daring toward some reckoning us as walking according to flesh.

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, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

yea, I beseech you, that I may not when present show courage with the confidence wherewith I count to be bold against some, who count of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

but I beseech that present I may not be bold with the confidence with which I think to be daring towards some who think of us as walking according to flesh.

yea, I beseech you, that I may not when present shew courage with the confidence wherewith I count to be bold against some, which count of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

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, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

I beseech you not to compel me when present to make a bold display of the confidence with which I reckon I shall show my 'courage' against some who reckon that we are guided by worldly principles.

Yes, I beg you that I may not, when present, show courage with the confidence with which I intend to be bold against some, who consider us to be walking according to the flesh.

and I beseech you, that, being present, I may not have courage, with the confidence with which I reckon to be bold against certain reckoning us as walking according to the flesh;
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