in all things showing thyself as an example of good works, in doctrine showing integrity, seriousness, purity,
Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the faithful in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
and not as having lordship over the heritage of the Lord, but in such a manner as to be examples of the flock.
I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with carnal wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world and more abundantly towards you.
For we are not as many, false merchandisers of the word of God, but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
but remove from ourselves every hidden shameful thing, not walking in craftiness, nor adulterating the word of God, but in the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
I speak not as commanding, but by occasion of the diligence of others and to prove the sincerity of your charity.
that ye may approve the best, that ye may be sincere and without offense until the day of Christ,
Not because we did not have authority, but to give you an example that you might imitate us.