9 that I may not seem as if I desire to terrify you by my letters.
10 For, 'His letters,' they say, 'are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised.'
11 Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such are we also in deed when we are present.
12 For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding.
13 But we will not boast beyond proper limits, but within the boundaries with which God appointed to us, which reach even to you.