2 Corinthians 10:15
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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,

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,

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,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not glorying beyond measure in other men's labours; but having hope of your increasing faith, to be magnified in you according to our rule abundantly;

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,

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

Weymouth New Testament
We do not exceed our due limits, and take credit for other men's labours; but we entertain the hope that, as your faith grows, we shall gain promotion among you--still keeping within our own sphere--promotion to a larger field of labour,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Be enlarged by you - according to our rule abundantly (ἐν ὑμῖν μεγαλυνθῆναι - εἰς περισσείαν)

Paul means that, as the faith of the Corinthians increases, he hopes that his apostolic efficiency will increase, so that Corinth shall become the basis of larger efforts, extending into other regions. The verb μεγαλύνω also means to praise or celebrate, as Luke 1:46; Acts 5:13; Acts 10:46, and is so explained by some interpreters here. But this would be inconsistent with the figure, to which Paul adheres. "He who can work far off is a man of great stature, who, without overstretching himself, reaches afar" (Meyer).

According to our rule

His wider labors will still be regulated by God's measuring-line.

2 Corinthians 10:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

boasting.

2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed to us...

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

enlarged by you. or, magnified in you.

Cross References
Acts 5:13
None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem.

Romans 15:20
and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,

2 Corinthians 10:13
But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

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