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 10rely not on ourselves 11but on God 12who raises the dead.
For our boast is this, 17the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicityc and 18godly sincerity, 19not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.