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4 1but just as we have been approved by God to be 2entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, 3not as pleasing men, but God who 4examines our hearts.

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5 For we never * came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with 5a pretext for greed -6God is witness -

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6 nor did we 7seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as 8apostles of Christ we might have asserted * our authority.

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    • f 2:6 - Lit "being able to"
    • g 2:6 - Or "be burdensome"