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
    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
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH WE --- DO NOT WAR --- AFTER THE FLESH 10:4 FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STROGHOLDS 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
  • Steve morrow
    2 cor 10:15 not boasting of things without our measure that is --- of other mens labors --- but having hope when your faith is increased that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundandly 10:16 TO PREACH THE GOSPEL IN THE REGIONS BEYOND YOU AND NOT TO BOAST IN ANOTHER MANS LINE OF THINGS MADE READY TO OUR HAND 10:17 BUT HE THAT GLORIETH LET HIM GLORY IN THE LORD
  • Steve morrow
    2 corin 10:15 not boasting of things without our measure that is of other mens labors but having hope when your faith is increased that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly 10:16 to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you----and not to boast in another mans line of things made ready to our hands----phil 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are JESUS CHRISTS
  • Steve morrow
    2 Corinthians 10:3 for though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh 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
  • Greg
    Praise you Father God and Jesus Christ for the New Jerusalem!!! The World Tomorrow is nigh.

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