When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner1 so that in the same breath I say, "Yes, yes" and "No, no"?
But as surely as God is faithful,2 our message to you is not "Yes" and "No."
For the Son of God,3 Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silasa4 and Timothy,5 was not "Yes" and "No," but in him it has always6 been "Yes."
For no matter how many promises7 God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen"8 is spoken by us to the glory of God.9