Am I persuading? (peiqw?). Conative present, trying to persuade like zhtw areskein (seeking to please) where the effort is stated plainly. See 2 Corinthians 5:11 . I should not be (ouk an hmhn). Conclusion of second class condition, determined as unfulfilled. Regular construction here (ei and imperfect indicative in the condition hreskon, ouk an and imperfect in the conclusion). About pleasing men see on "1Th 2:4". In Colossians 3:22 ; Ephesians 6:6 Paul uses the word "men-pleasers" (anqrwpareskoi).