But as surely as God is faithful,1 our message to you is not "Yes" and "No."
For the Son of God,2 Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silasa3 and Timothy,4 was not "Yes" and "No," but in him it has always5 been "Yes."
For no matter how many promises6 God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen"7 is spoken by us to the glory of God.821
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm9 in Christ. He anointed10 us,
set his seal11 of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.12