yet have I sent the brethren, that my character of you may not appear to be groundless, with respect to that part wherein I said, ye would be ready:
I therefore desired Titus, as he had begun, to finish this contribution among you.
Now as to the collection for the converts at Jerusalem, do as I have directed for the churches of Galatia.
so that I am not ashamed of the commendations I have formerly given you to him; but as I have always preached the truth to you, so in my commendation to Titus, I have said nothing but truth of you.
for he not only complyed with my exhortation, but being more than ordinarily concern'd, he voluntarily went to you;
for if the Macedonians should come with me, and find you unprepared, how shall I, not to say you, be ashamed for having had so little ground to boast of you?