2 Corinthians 10:15

“Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other mens labours, but hauing hope, when your faith is increased, that wee shall bee enlarged by you, according to our rule abundantly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not boasting beyond {our} measure, {that is,} in other men's labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not glorying beyond `our' measure, `that is,' in other men's labors; but having hope that, as your faith groweth, we shall be magnified in you according to our province unto `further' abundance,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not taking credit to ourselves for what is not our business, that is, for the work of others; but having hope that, with the growth of your faith, we may get the credit for an increase which is the effect of our work,
- Basic English Bible

not boasting out of measure in other people's labours, but having hope, your faith increasing, to be enlarged amongst you, according to our rule, yet more abundantly
- Darby Bible

Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labors; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you, according to our rule abundantly,
- Webster's Bible

We do not exceed our due limits, and take credit for other men's labours; but we entertain the hope that, as your faith grows, we shall gain promotion among you--still keeping within our own sphere--promotion to a larger field of labour,
- Weymouth Bible

not boasting beyond proper limits in other men's labors, but having hope that as your faith grows, we will be abundantly enlarged by you in our sphere of influence,
- World English Bible

not gloriynge ouer mesure in othere mennus trauelis. For we `han hope of youre feith that wexith in you to be magnefied bi oure reule in abundaunce,
- Wycliffe Bible

not boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hope -- your faith increasing -- in you to be enlarged, according to our line -- into abundance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:15


10:15 Having hope, now your faith is increased - So that you can the better spare us. To be enlarged by you abundantly - That is, enabled by you to go still further.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:15


2Co 10:15 Not boasting . . . of other men's labours. It was Paul's uniform course to preach where no one before him had preached the gospel. Having hope, etc. The passage expresses the hope that his success at Corinth and the support of the church will enable him to carry the gospel beyond. That city, at this time, was the western limit of his work. The thought is made clear by the next verse.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10:15

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