I am speaking the truth in Christ, I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit,
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 is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you always in my prayers,
As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves before you? It is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ, and all for your upbuilding, beloved.
They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing them
For our boast is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with holiness and godly sincerity, not in worldly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and still more toward you.
But I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
I charge you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, doing nothing out of favoritism.
By this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him