2 Corinthians 1:22; 2 Corinthians 5:5; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 2 Corinthians 8:1; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 2 Corinthians 8:10; 2 Corinthians 8:16; 2 Corinthians 9:9; 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:7; 2 Corinthians 13:10
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed :
Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
And this they did, not as we hoped , but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before , not only to do , but also to be forward a year ago.
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
(As it is written , He hath dispersed abroad ; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed :
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure .
Therefore I write these things being absent , lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.