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2 Corinthians 10:9

    2 Corinthians 10:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.

    World English Bible

    that I may not seem as if I desire to terrify you by my letters.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that I may not seem as if I would terrify you by my letters.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:9

    That I may not seem, etc. - This is an elliptical sentence, and may be supplied thus: "I have not used this authority; nor will I add any more concerning this part of the subject, lest I should seem, as my adversary has insinuated, to wish to terrify you by my letters.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 10:9

    That I may not seem ... - The meaning of this verse seems to be this. "I say that I might boast more of my power in order that I may not appear disposed to terrify you with my letters merely. I do not threaten more than I can perform. I have it in my power to execute all that I have threatened, and to strike an awe not only by my letters, but by the infliction of extraordinary miraculous punishments. And if I should boast that I had done this, and could do it again, I should have no reason to be ashamed. It would not be vain and empty boasting; not boasting which is not well-founded."

    Wesley's Notes on 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.