I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,
(Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.)
For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle ( I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.
in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,
For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed— God is witness—
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him