2 Corinthians 5:9; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 9:5; 2 Corinthians 10:7; 2 Corinthians 11:16
Wherefore we labour , that, whether present or absent , we may be accepted of him.
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.
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before , that the same might be ready , as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
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.
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.