But, by favour of God, I am what I am, and, his favour, which was unto me, hath not been made void, - but, much more abundantly than they all, have I toiled, albeit not, I, but the favour of God with me.
For it is, God, who energiseth within you, both the desiring and the energising, in behalf of his good pleasure.
Not that, of our own selves, sufficient, are we, to reckon anything as of ourselves, but, our sufficiency, is of God; -
For it is not, ye, who are speaking, but, the Spirit of your Father, that is speaking in you.
I have become foolish, - ye, compelled me: - I, in fact, ought, by you, to have been commended; for, not a whit, have I come behind the exceeding overmuch apostles, - even if I am nothing:
I say, then - Hath God cast off his people? Far be it! For, I also, am an Israelite, - of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin:
Thus, then, in the present season also, a remnant, by way of an election of favour, hath come into being.
For I say, through the favour which hath been given me, unto every one who is among you, - not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but so to think as to think soberly - as, unto each one, God hath dealt a measure of faith.
I have, therefore, myboasting in Christ Jesus in the things pertaining to God, -
I, planted, Apollos, watered, - but, God, caused to, grow.
For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou didst not receive? But, if thou didst even receive it, why dost thou boast, as though thou hadst not received it?
Through which also ye are being saved, - if ye hold fast, with what discourse, I announced the joyful message unto you; unless indeed, in vain, ye believed.
As co-workers, however, we also beseech, that, not in vain, the favour of God, ye welcome;
For we dare not class or compare ourselves with some who do, themselves, commend; but, they, among themselves, measuring, themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without discernment!
Ministers of Christ, are they? As one deranged I am talking, I, above measure! - in toils, superabundantly, in prisons, superabundantly, in stripes, to excess, in deaths, oft, -
For, he that energised in Peter, into an apostleship to the circumcision, energised also in me, for the nations, -
That he might point out, in the oncoming ages, the surpassing riches of his favour in graciousness upon us, in Christ Jesus;
Of which I was made a minister, according to the free-gift of the favour of God which was given unto me, according to the energy of his power:
Whom we are declaring, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, in order that we may present every man complete in Christ;
Faithful, the saying! and, of all acceptance, worthy, - that, Christ Jesus, came into the world, sinners, to save: of whom, the chief, am, I; -