10:2 now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving 1 according to human standards. 2
2 Corinthians 10:6Context
10:6 We are also ready to punish every act of disobedience, 3 whenever your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:8-9Context
10:8 For if I boast somewhat more about our authority that the Lord gave us 4 for building you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of doing so. 5 10:9 I do not want to seem as though I am trying to terrify you with my letters,
1 tn Grk “consider us as walking.”
2 tn Grk “according to the flesh.”
3 tn Or “punish all disobedience.”
4 tn The word “us” is not in the Greek text but is supplied. Indirect objects in Greek were often omitted when clear from the context, and must be supplied for the modern English reader.
5 tn Grk “I will not be put to shame,” “I will not be ashamed.” The words “of doing so” are supplied to clarify for the reader that Paul will not be ashamed of boasting somewhat more about the authority the Lord gave him (beginning of v. 8).