New International Version
so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else's territory.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
to announce the glad tidings to that [which is] beyond you, not to be boasting in another's rule of things made ready to hand.
World English Bible
so as to preach the Good News even to the parts beyond you, not to boast in what someone else has already done.
Young's Literal Translation
in the places beyond you to proclaim good news, not in another's line in regard to the things made ready, to boast;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you - He probably refers to those parts of the Morea, such as Sparta, etc., that lay southward of them; and to Italy, which lay on the west; for it does not appear that he considered his measure or province to extend to Libya, or any part of Africa. See the Introduction, Section 12.
Not to boast in another man's line - So very scrupulous was the apostle not to build on another man's foundation, that he would not even go to those places where other apostles were labouring. He appears to think that every apostle had a particular district or province of the heathen world allotted to him, and which God commissioned him to convert to the Christian faith. No doubt every apostle was influenced in the same way; and this was a wise order of God; for by these means the Gospel was more quickly spread through the heathen provinces than it otherwise would have been. The apostles had deacons or ministers with them whose business it was to water the seed sown; but the apostles alone, under Christ, sowed and planted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
line. or, rule.
LibraryA Militant Message
'Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ; and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled.'--2 COR. x. 5 and 6 (R.V.). None of Paul's letters are so full of personal feeling as this one is. It is written, for the most part, at a white heat; he had heard from his trusted Titus tidings which on one hand filled him with a thankfulness of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Perfect in Parts, Imperfect in Degrees.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God," &C.
After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."
It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.
2 Corinthians 11:7
Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?
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