But he said to me, "My grace1 is sufficient for you, for my power2 is made perfect in weakness.3"4 Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time,15 and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents,16 but parents for their children.17
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God24 as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends,25 is for your strengthening.26