For some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing."
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."
For some say, "Don’t worry about Paul. His letters are demanding and forceful, but in person he is weak, and his speeches are really bad!"
"His letters are brawny and potent, but in person he's a weakling and mumbles when he talks."
For his letters, they say, have weight and are strong; but in body he is feeble, and his way of talking has little force.
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible."
"For his letters," they say, " are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible."
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1 tn Or “unimpressive.”
2 tn Or “is contemptible”; Grk “is despised.”