Do we begin again to recommend ourselves, except we need, as some, letters of recommendation unto you, or from you?
and he being minded to go through into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples, having exhorted them to receive him, who having come, did help them much who have believed through the grace,
for not again ourselves do we recommend to you, but we are giving occasion to you of glorifying in our behalf, that ye may have something in reference to those glorifying in face and not in heart;
I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.
and whenever I may come, whomsoever ye may approve, through letters, these I will send to carry your favour to Jerusalem;
For we do not make bold to rank or to compare ourselves with certain of those commending themselves, but they, among themselves measuring themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise,
According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on it,
for if a myriad of child-conductors ye may have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I -- I did beget you;
as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.
for we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God, but as of sincerity -- but as of God; in the presence of God, in Christ we do speak.
for even if also anything more abundantly I shall boast concerning our authority, that the Lord gave us for building up, and not for casting you down, I shall not be ashamed;
Again, think ye that to you we are making defence? before God in Christ do we speak; and the all things, beloved, are for your up-building,