2 Corinthians 10:9

“That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That I may not seeme as if I would terrifie you by letters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for I do not wish to seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That I may not seem to have the desire of causing you fear by my letters.
- Basic English Bible

that I may not seem as if I was frightening you by letters:
- Darby Bible

That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
- Webster's Bible

Let it not seem as if I wanted to frighten you by my letters.
- Weymouth Bible

that I may not seem as if I desire to terrify you by my letters.
- World English Bible

But that Y be not gessid as to fere you bi epistlis,
- Wycliffe Bible

that I may not seem as if I would terrify you through the letters,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:9


10:9 I say this, that I may not seem to terrify you by letters - Threatening more than I can perform.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 10:9


2Co 10:9,10 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. His enemies said that his letters were weighty and stern, but his presence was very different. In other words, he terrified by empty threats.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 10:9

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