9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

Other Translations of 2 Corinthians 10:9

New International Version

9 I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters.

English Standard Version

9 I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters.

The Message

9 And what's this talk about me bullying you with my letters?

New King James Version

9 lest I seem to terrify you by letters.

New Living Translation

9 I'm not trying to frighten you by my letters.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:9

Commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:7-11

(Read 2 Corinthians 10:7-11)

In outward appearance, Paul was mean and despised in the eyes of some, but this was a false rule to judge by. We must not think that none outward appearance, as if the want of such things proved a man not to be a real Christian, or an able, faithful minister of the lowly Saviour.