New American Standard Bible
since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.
King James Bible
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
Darby Bible Translation
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, (who is not weak towards you, but is powerful among you,
World English Bible
seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me; who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you.
Young's Literal Translation
since a proof ye seek of the Christ speaking in me, who to you is not infirm, but is powerful in you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me - see the notes on the previous chapters. They had called in question his apostolic authority; they had demanded the evidence of his divine commission. He says that he would now furnish such evidence by inflicting just punishment on all offenders, and they should have abundant proof that Christ spoke by him, or that he was inspired.
Which to you-ward is not weak - Or who, that is, Christ, is not weak, etc. Christ has manifested his power abundantly toward you, that is, either by the miracles that had been performed in his name; or by the diseases and calamities which they had suffered on account of their disorders and offences (see the note on 1 Corinthians 11:30); or by the force and efficacy of his doctrine. The connection, it seems to me, requires that we should understand it of the calamities which had been inflicted by Christ on them for their sins, and which Paul says would be inflicted again if they did not repent. The idea is, that they had had ample demonstration of the power of Christ to inflict punishment, and they had reason to apprehend it again.
Library"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because Sin,"
Rom. viii. 10.--"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because sin," &c. This is the high excellence of the Christian religion, that it contains the most absolute precepts for a holy life, and the greatest comforts in death, for from these two the truth and excellency of religion is to be measured, if it have the highest and perfectest rule of walking, and the chiefest comfort withal. Now, the perfection of Christianity you saw in the rule, how spiritual it is, how reasonable, how divine, how …
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Concerning the Ministry.
"For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
1 Corinthians 5:4
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
1 Corinthians 7:40
But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ-- I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!
2 Corinthians 10:4
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."
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