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Paul Defends His Ministry

10 I myself, Paul, appeal to you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— I ask that when I am present I need not show boldness by daring to oppose those who think we are acting according to human standards.[a] Indeed, we live as human beings,[b] but we do not wage war according to human standards;[c] for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human,[d] but they have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:2 Gk according to the flesh
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Gk in the flesh
  3. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Gk according to the flesh
  4. 2 Corinthians 10:4 Gk fleshly

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