Truth, say I, in Christ, I utter no falsehood, - my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit, -
Now, as touching the things which I am writing to you, lo! before God, I am not guilty of falsehood: -
Unto which, I, have been appointed proclaimer and apostle - Truth I speak, I utter no falsehood - a teacher of nations, in faith and truth.
For God is, my witness, - unto whom I am rendering divine service in my spirit, in the glad message of his Son, - how incessantly, I am making mention of you
The Spirit itself, beareth witness together with our spirit that we are children of God;
Truth of Christ is in me, that, this boasting, shall not be silenced unto me, in the regions of Achaia.
All this time, think ye, that, unto you, we are making a defence? Before God in Christ, we speak; - but all these things, beloved, for your upbuilding.
Who, indeed, shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience therewith bearing witness, and, between one another, their reasonings accusing - or, even excusing, them: -
For, our boasting, is, this, - the witness of our conscience, that, in sanctity and sincerity of God, and not in fleshly wisdom, but in God's favour, have we behaved ourselves in the world, - and more abundantly towards you.
But, I, call upon God, as a witness, against my own soul, - that, to spare you, not yet, have I come unto Corinth:
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus, knoweth - He who is blessed unto the ages - that I am not speaking falsely:
For God is, my witness, how I long for you all in the tender affections of Christ Jesus.
For neither at any time were we found, using words of flattery, - even as ye know, nor a pretext for greed - God, is witness!
Now, the end of the charge, is love - out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned, -
I adjure thee, before God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen messengers, that, these things, thou observe, apart from prejudgment, doing, nothing, by partiality.
Hereby, shall we get to know, that, of the truth, we are, and, before him, shall persuade our heart;