and we toil, 1working with our ownhands; when we are 2reviled, we bless; when we are 3persecuted, we endure;
when we are slandered, we try to aconciliate; we have 4become as the scum of the world, the dregs of allthings, even untilnow.
I do not writethesethings to 5shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved6children.
For if you were to havecountless7tutors in Christ, yet you would not have manyfathers, for in 8ChristJesus I 9became your fatherthrough the 10gospel.
16Therefore I exhort you, be 11imitators of me.
For thisreason I 12have sent to you 13Timothy, who is my 14beloved and faithfulchild in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, 15just as I teacheverywhere in everychurch.
18Nowsome have become b16arrogant, as though I were not 17coming to you.
But I 18will come to you soon, 19if the Lordwills, and I shall find out, not the cwords of those who are 20arrogant but their power.