2 Corinthians 13:10

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
New King James Version

Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.
New American Standard Bible

For this reason I am writing these things while absent, in order that when present I may not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
New International Version

This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority – the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing your down.
The Amplified Bible

So I write these things while I am absent from you, that when I come to you, I may not have to deal sharply in my use of the authority which the Lord has given me [to be employed, however] for building [you] up and not for tearing [you] down.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

On this account I am writing these things when I am absent, in order that I may not deal sharply [with you] in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for casting down.
Phillips’ Modern English

Hence the tone of this letter, so that when I do come I shall not be obliged to use with severity that power which the Lord has given me – though even that is not meant to break you down but to build you up.
Williams’ Language of the People

This is why I am writing this while far away from you, that when I do come, I may not have to deal harshly with you in accordance with the authority which the Lord has given me, for building you up, not for tearing you down.
 
2 Cor. 13:9 π 2 Cor. 13:11
Scriptures π 2 Corinthians

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