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.


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