Paul’s Apostolic Authority

10 Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am humble among you in person but bold toward you when absent. I beg you that when I am present I will not need to be bold with the confidence by which I plan to challenge certain people who think we are behaving in an unspiritual way.[a](A) For though we live in the body,[b] we do not wage war in an unspiritual way,[c] since the weapons of our warfare(B) are not worldly,[d] but are powerful(C) through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge(D) of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:2 Or are living as a non-Christian; lit are walking according to flesh
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Lit flesh
  3. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Lit war according to flesh
  4. 2 Corinthians 10:4 Lit fleshly

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