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2 Corinthians 10:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But we will not glory beyond [our] measure, but according to the measure of the province which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even unto you.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But we will not boast beyond [our] measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even to you.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Now *we* will not boast out of measure, but according to the measure of the rule which the God of measure has apportioned to us, to reach to you also.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— We, however, not as to the things without measure, will boast ourselves, but, according to the measure of the limit which God apportioned unto us, as a measure—to reach as far as even you!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and we in regard to the unmeasured things will not boast ourselves, but after the measure of the line that the God of measure did appoint to us—to reach even unto you;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But we will not glory beyond our measure: but according to the measure of the rule which God hath measured to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule, which God hath distributed to vs, a measure to reach euen vnto you.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For we do not boast beyond our measure, but in the measure of the boundary which Aloha hath apportioned to us, that we might come also unto you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But we will not glory beyond our measure, but within the measure of the limits which God hath imparted to us, that we should reach as far as you.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
we 2249
{2249} Prime
ἡμεῖς
hemeis
{hay-mice'}
Nomitive plural of G1473; we (only used when emphatic).
will y2744
[2744] Standard
καυχάομαι
kauchaomai
{kow-khah'-om-ahee}
From some (obsolete) base akin to that of αὐχέω [[aucheo]] (to boast) and G2172; to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3780
{3780} Prime
οὐχί
ouchi
{oo-khee'}
Intensive of G3756; not indeed.
boast 2744
{2744} Prime
καυχάομαι
kauchaomai
{kow-khah'-om-ahee}
From some (obsolete) base akin to that of αὐχέω [[aucheo]] (to boast) and G2172; to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense).
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
of x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
things without y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
[our] measure, 280
{0280} Prime
ἄμετρος
ametros
{am'-et-ros}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G3358; immoderate.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
according 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
to the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
measure 3358
{3358} Prime
μέτρον
metron
{met'-ron}
An apparently primary word; a measure ('metre'), literally or figuratively; by implication a limited portion (degree).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
rule 2583
{2583} Prime
κανών
kanon
{kan-ohn'}
From κάνη [[kane]] (a straight reed, that is, rod); a rule ('canon'), that is, (figuratively) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication a boundary, that is, (figuratively) a sphere (of activity).
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
hath distributed 3307
{3307} Prime
μερίζω
merizo
{mer-id'-zo}
From G3313; to part, that is, (literally) to apportion, bestow, share, or (figuratively) to disunite, differ.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
to us, 2254
{2254} Prime
ἡμῖν
hemin
{hay-meen'}
Dative plural of G1473; to (or for, with, by) us.
a measure 3358
{3358} Prime
μέτρον
metron
{met'-ron}
An apparently primary word; a measure ('metre'), literally or figuratively; by implication a limited portion (degree).
to reach 2185
{2185} Prime
ἐφικνέομαι
ephikneomai
{ef-ik-neh'-om-ahee}
From G1909 and a cognate of G2240; to arrive upon, that is, extend to.
z5635
<5635> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 42
even 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
unto 891
{0891} Prime
ἄχρι
achri
{akh'-ree}
Akin to G0206 (through the idea of a terminus); (of time) until or (of place) up to.
you. 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 10:13

_ _ not boast ... without ... measureGreek, “to unmeasured bounds.” There is no limit to a man’s high opinion of himself, so long as he measures himself by himself (2 Corinthians 10:13) and his fellows, and does not compare himself with his superiors. It marks the personal character of this Epistle that the word “boast” occurs twenty-nine times in it, and only twenty-six times in all the other Epistles put together. Undeterred by the charge of vanity, he felt he must vindicate his apostolic authority by facts [Conybeare and Howson]. It would be to “boast of things without our measure,” were we to boast of conversions made by “other men’s labors” (2 Corinthians 10:15).

_ _ distributed — apportioned [Alford].

_ _ a measure — as a measure [Alford].

_ _ to reach — “that we should reach as far as even to you”: not that he meant to go no further (2 Corinthians 10:16; Romans 15:20-24). Paul’s “measure” is the apportionment of his sphere of Gospel labors ruled for him by God. A “rule” among the so-called “apostolic canons” subsequently was, that no bishop should appoint ministers beyond his own limits. At Corinth no minister ought to have been received without Paul’s sanction, as Corinth was apportioned to him by God as his apostolic sphere. The Epistle here incidentally, and therefore undesignedly, confirms the independent history, the Acts, which represents Corinth as the extreme limit as yet of his preaching, at which he had stopped, after he had from Philippi passed southward successively through Amphipolis, Apollonia, Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens [Paley, Horae Paulinae].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:12-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 10:13

But we will not, like them, boastingly extend ourselves beyond our measure, but according to the measure of the province which God hath allotted us — To me, in particular, as the apostle of the gentiles. A measure which reaches even unto you — God allotted to each apostle his province, and the measure or bounds thereof.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 10:13

But we will not boast of things without [our] (l) measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

(l) Of those things which God has not measured to me.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we will not:

2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
Proverbs 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.

according:

2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond [our measure], as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in [preaching] the gospel of Christ:
Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;
Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

rule:
or, line,
Psalms 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
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