But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.
For we are not as other men, huckstering the word of God, but as from purity. But we speak in Christ as from God in the sight of God.
Having seen therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. But we have been manifested to God, and I hope also to have been manifested in your consciences.
What fruit therefore did ye have then, of which things ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
Therefore do not judge anything before time, until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make public the deliberations of the hearts. And then praise will come to each man from God.
Because, if I have boasted anything to him about you, I am not ashamed, but as we spoke all things in truth to you, so also our boast to Titus became truth.
For I am not ashamed of the good-news of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation to every man who believes, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek.
For our pride is this (the testimony from our conscience), that we behave in the world in the simplicity and purity of God, not by fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, and especially toward you.
but in everything commending ourselves as helpers of God, in much perseverance, in afflictions, in necessities, in restrictions,
But I fear lest somehow, as the serpent enticed Eve by his craftiness, so your thoughts might be corrupted from the simplicity in the Christ.
But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet not in knowledge, but in everything made known in all things to you.
For such men are FALSE apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves into apostles of Christ.
So that we may no longer be childish, tossed about and carried about by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in craftiness with the methodology of error.
For our exhortation is not from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deception,