New International Version
I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters.
King James Bible
That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
Darby Bible Translation
that I may not seem as if I was frightening you by letters:
World English Bible
that I may not seem as if I desire to terrify you by my letters.
Young's Literal Translation
that I may not seem as if I would terrify you through the letters,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That I may not seem, etc. - This is an elliptical sentence, and may be supplied thus: "I have not used this authority; nor will I add any more concerning this part of the subject, lest I should seem, as my adversary has insinuated, to wish to terrify you by my letters.
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'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 …
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Perfect in Parts, Imperfect in Degrees.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God," &C.
2 Corinthians 10:8
So even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of it.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
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