New Living Translation
For some say, "Paul's letters are demanding and forceful, but in person he is weak, and his speeches are worthless!"
King James Bible
For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
Darby Bible Translation
because his letters, he says, are weighty and strong, but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught.
World English Bible
For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."
Young's Literal Translation
because the letters indeed -- saith one -- are weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:10 His bodily presence is weak - His stature, says St. Chrysostom, was low, his body crooked, and his head bald.
As introductory to the following dissertation, I shall explain and define certain terms that frequently occur in it, especially canon, apocryphal, ecclesiastical, and the like. A right apprehension of these will make the observations advanced respecting the canon and its formation plainer. The words have not been taken in the same sense by all, a fact that obscures their sense. They have been employed more or less vaguely by different writers. Varying ideas have been attached to them. The Greek …
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible
"If we Say that we have not Sinned, we Make Him a Liar, and his Word is not in Us. "
"Because the Carnal Mind is Enmity against God, for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. "
Of the Joy of a Good Conscience
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ didn't send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News--and not with clever speech, for fear that the cross of Christ would lose its power.
1 Corinthians 2:3
I came to you in weakness--timid and trembling.
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ--though I realize you think I am timid in person and bold only when I write from far away.
2 Corinthians 10:9
I'm not trying to frighten you by my letters.
2 Corinthians 10:11
Those people should realize that our actions when we arrive in person will be as forceful as what we say in our letters from far away.
2 Corinthians 11:6
I may be unskilled as a speaker, but I'm not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you in every possible way.
2 Corinthians 11:21
I'm ashamed to say that we've been too "weak" to do that! But whatever they dare to boast about--I'm talking like a fool again--I dare to boast about it, too.
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