2 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 3:1; 2 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 2 Corinthians 10:7; 2 Corinthians 10:12; 2 Corinthians 10:14; 2 Corinthians 10:18; 2 Corinthians 13:5
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves , but in God which raiseth the dead:
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we , as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished :
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully ; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
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 that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again .
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
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.
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.
Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
For we dare not make ourselves of the number , or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise .
For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth .
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 ?