2 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 3:1; 2 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 2 Corinthians 10:7; 2 Corinthians 10:12; 2 Corinthians 10:14; 2 Corinthians 10:18; 2 Corinthians 13:5 (New American Standard)

9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead ;

Ministers of a New Covenant

1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again ? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you? 5 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 2 but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. 12 We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart. 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 4 but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

Paul Reveals His Heart

1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 11 For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong ! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter. 5 and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God. 7 You are looking at things as they are outwardly . If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ's, so also are we. 12 For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves ; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. 14 For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ ; 18 For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends. 5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith ; examine yourselves ! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you-unless indeed you fail the test ?
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