11 Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present.

12 For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with [a]some of those who (A)commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. 13 But we will not boast (B)beyond our measure, but [b](C)within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 10:12 Or any
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:13 Lit according to the measure