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

  • 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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