Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.
For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.
Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.
Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.