Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church
Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us 14rely not on ourselves 15but on God 16who raises the dead.
For our boast is this, 21the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicityc and 22godly sincerity, 23not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.