just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.
if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.
All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.