2 Corinthians 10:10

“For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For his letters (say they) are waighty and powerfull, but his bodily presence is weake, and his speach contemptible.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, His letters, they say, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For his letters, they say, have weight and are strong; but in body he is feeble, and his way of talking has little force.
- Basic English Bible

because his letters, he says, [are] weighty and strong, but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught.
- Darby Bible

For his letters (say they) are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
- Webster's Bible

For they say "His letters are authoritative and forcible, but his personal presence is unimpressive, and as for eloquence, he has none."
- Weymouth Bible

For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."
- World English Bible

for thei seien, That epistlis ben greuouse and stronge, but the presence of the bodi is feble, and the word worthi to be dispisid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`because the letters indeed -- saith one -- [are] weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:10


10:10 His bodily presence is weak - His stature, says St. Chrysostom, was low, his body crooked, and his head bald.


Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 18:27 AND HE SAID THE THINGS WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD *** 1 PETER 4:1 FOR AS MUCH THEN AS CHRIST HATH SUFFERED FOR US IN THE FLESH ARM YOURSELVES LIKEWISE WITH --THE SAME MIND-- FOR HE THAT HATH SUFFERED IN THE FLESH HATH CEASED FROM SIN --4:2-- THAT HE NO LONGER SHOULD LIVE THE REST OF HIS TIME IN THE FLESH TO THE LUSTS OF MEN BUT TO THE WILL OF GOD
  • A disciple
    Ray; We are born of the Water, clean through His Word, born from above of the Spirit, new creations in Christ! We are not full grown when we're born; but must grow in His grace and knowledge, by WORKING OUT OUR SALVATION through proving by fire! It is a chance to transform our very nature and character; but it is a FIGHT AGAINST all that has been our nature and character up until we were saved.
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ Can a Christian think evil in the mind or is the mind Holy ? We are still living in the earth with the flesh. John 1:13 Jesus was born of God, we are born of Adam, the flesh.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: We must bring any negative or wrong thought into captivity and to make them obedient to the Christ. We need to find ways to combat negative thinking by applying encouraging Scriptures.
  • Ray321
    Paul is always writing to saved believers, mostly Gentiles. Peter wrote to Jewish believers in his epistles. John wrote to Jewish believers in his epistles. Every book in the Bible was written for a reason, but it all end up at the cross of Jesus Christ. The Bible, before the cross and after the cross, finally we have Salvation thru Jesus Christ our Lord by his finished works. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 10:12 FOR WE --- DARE NOT --- MAKE OUSELVES OF THE NUMBER OR COMPARE OURSELVES WITH SOME THAT COMMEND THEMSELVES BUT THEY MEASURING THEMSELVES BY THEMSELVES AND COMPARING THEMSELVES AMONG THEMSELVES ARE NOT WISE *** 10:18 FOR NOT HE THAT COMMENDETH HIMSELF IS APPROVED BUT WHOM THE LORD COMMENDETH *** PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH

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