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2 Corinthians 10:11-13 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

11 Such a person must understand that what we are in word through letters when absent, that we also are in action when present.

12 [a]Not that we dare to class or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. 13 But we will not boast beyond measure but will keep to the limits[b] God has apportioned us, namely, to reach even to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 10:12–18 Paul now qualifies his claim to boldness, indicating its limits. He distinguishes his own behavior from that of others, revealing those “others” as they appear to him: as self-recommending, immoderately boastful, encroaching on territory not assigned to them, and claiming credit not due to them.
  2. 10:13 Will keep to the limits: the notion of proper limits is expressed here by two terms with overlapping meanings, metron and kanōn, which are played off against several expressions denoting overreaching or expansion beyond a legitimate sphere.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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