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2 Corinthians 10:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— not glorying beyond [our] measure, [that is], in other men's labors; but having hope that, as your faith groweth, we shall be magnified in you according to our province unto [further] abundance,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— not boasting beyond [our] measure, [that is], in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labors; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you, according to our rule abundantly,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— not boasting out of measure in other people's labours, but having hope, your faith increasing, to be enlarged amongst you, according to our rule, yet more abundantly
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Not, as to the things without measure, boasting ourselves in other men's toils, but having, hope—your faith, growing—among you, to be enlarged, according to our limit for something beyond,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— not boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hope—your faith increasing—in you to be enlarged, according to our line—into abundance,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Not glorying beyond measure in other men's labours: but having hope of your increasing faith, to be magnified in you according to our rule abundantly.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Not boasting of things without our measure, [that is], of other mens labours, but hauing hope, when your faith is increased, that wee shall bee enlarged by you, according to our rule abundantly.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Neither boast we beyond our measure in the labour of others; but we have hope, that with the increase of your faith, we shall be enlarged according to our measure;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And we do not glory beyond our measure, in the toil of others: but we have the hope, that when your faith shall mature, we shall be magnified by you, as [being within] our measure;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
boasting 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).
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
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.
[that is], of 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
other men's 245
{0245} Prime
ἀλλότριος
allotrios
{al-lot'-ree-os}
From G0243; another's, that is, not one's own; by extension foreign, not akin, hostile.
labours; 2873
{2873} Prime
κόπος
kopos
{kop'-os}
From G2875; a cut, that is, (by analogy) toil (as reducing the strength), literally or figuratively; by implication pains.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
having 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
hope, 1680
{1680} Prime
ἐλπίς
elpis
{el-pece'}
From ἔλπω [[elpo]] which is a primary word (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstract or concrete) or confidence.
when your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
faith 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
is increased, 837
{0837} Prime
αὐξάνω
auxano
{owx-an'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ('wax'), that is, enlarge (literally or figuratively, actively or passively).
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
that we shall be enlarged 3170
{3170} Prime
μεγαλύνω
megaluno
{meg-al-oo'-no}
From G3173; to make (or declare) great, that is, increase or (figuratively) extol.
z5683
<5683> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 159
by 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
you 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
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 our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
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).
abundantly, 1519
{1519} Prime
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.
4050
{4050} Prime
περισσεία
perisseia
{per-is-si'-ah}
From G4052; surplusage, that is, superabundance.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 10:15

_ _ “Not boasting to unmeasured bounds (that is, not exceeding our own bounds by boasting) of (literally, ‘in’) other men’s labors.”

_ _ when — “As your faith goes on increasing.” The cause of his not yet reaching with the Gospel the regions beyond Corinth, was the weakness as yet of their faith. He desired not to leave the Corinthians before the proper time, and yet not to put off preaching to others too long.

_ _ enlarged by youGreek, “in your case.” Our success in your case will give us an important step towards further progress beyond you (2 Corinthians 10:16).

_ _ according to our rule — according to our divinely assigned apportionment of the area or sphere of our work; for “we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure” (2 Corinthians 10:14).

_ _ abundantlyGreek, “unto exceeding abundance”: so as to exceed the limits we have yet reached (2 Corinthians 10:16).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:12-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 10:15

Having hope, now your faith is increased — So that you can the better spare us. To be enlarged by you abundantly — That is, enabled by you to go still further.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 10:15

Not boasting of things (m) 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,

(m) As though God had divided the whole world among the apostles to be governed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
boasting:

2 Corinthians 10:13 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.
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:

enlarged by you:
or, magnified in you
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