2 Corinthians 10:8

“For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority (which the Lord hath giuen vs for edification, and not for your destruction) I should not be ashamed:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For though I should glory somewhat abundantly concerning our authority (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down), I shall not be put to shame:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For though I might take pride in our authority (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for your destruction), it will not be a cause of shame to me:
- Basic English Bible

For and if I should boast even somewhat more abundantly of our authority, which the Lord has given [to us] for building up and not for your overthrowing, I shall not be put to shame;
- Darby Bible

For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
- Webster's Bible

If, however, I were to boast more loudly of our Apostolic authority, which the Lord has given us that we may build you up, not pull you down, I should have no reason to feel ashamed.
- Weymouth Bible

For though I should boast somewhat abundantly concerning our authority, (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down) I will not be disappointed,
- World English Bible

for as he is Cristis, so also we. For if Y schal glorie ony thing more of oure power, which the Lord yaf to vs in to edifiyng, and not in to youre distruccioun, Y schal not be schamed.
- Wycliffe Bible

for even if also anything more abundantly I shall boast concerning our authority, that the Lord gave us for building up, and not for casting you down, I shall not be ashamed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:8


10:8 I should not be ashamed - As having said more than I could make good.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:8


2Co 10:8 Though I should boast . . . I should not be ashamed. A comparison of claims to privilege and authority would not put him to shame. Not for your destruction. His power and authority were given to save men; he desires not to have to use them to fulminate censures.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10

  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that we are to be engaged in a spiritual warfare and not a physical one.
  • BSP
    Verse 5 shows that we need to be in control of our thoughts. We don't want to let bad thoughts consume us, but we want to be the conquerors of our own minds.
  • Adebanke Jesulodu for verse 5
    It means "Our thought has great influence over our life." that is the reason why God says, we should not be ignorant of the devices of the devil,
  • Barbara for verse 4
    Amen for all comments Boy have I been fussing and fighting an I know that nopt me but the lord put this fighting against flesh blood I was amaze how holy spirit can truly speak too you I 'am seeking him harder then before this such a blessing that God people are still their feeding some like me the holy scripture thanks God bless you
  • Christine for verse 6
    Jesus sayS if you love me you will obeY me
  • Neil
    As a counsellor I see the power of strongholds sometimes called a home for thoughts in our heads as the greatest problem people face. At some point in their lives they have believed a lie or several lies. These lies must be replaced with the truth of God that we may be free indeed. Satan as the Father of all lies will allways use that weapon. Our greatest weapon is truth.

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