2 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:19; 2 Corinthians 1:21; 2 Corinthians 2:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 6:18; 2 Corinthians 7:7; 2 Corinthians 7:11-12; 2 Corinthians 7:14; 2 Corinthians 7:16; 2 Corinthians 8:1; 2 Corinthians 8:10; 2 Corinthians 8:13; 2 Corinthians 10:1; 2 Corinthians 10:15; 2 Corinthians 11:7; 2 Corinthians 11:9; 2 Corinthians 12:12; 2 Corinthians 12:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:5
Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge ; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came , I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice ; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved , but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
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 will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong , nor for his cause that suffered wrong , but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed ; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
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.
For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased , that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly ,
Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted , because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
And when I was present with you, and wanted , I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied : and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
For I fear , lest , when I come , I shall not find you such as I would , and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves . Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates ?