2 Corinthians 2:17; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20; 2 Corinthians 7:15; 2 Corinthians 9:5; 2 Corinthians 10:2; 2 Corinthians 10:14; 2 Corinthians 13:2; 2 Corinthians 13:7
For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
His affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.
So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.
I ask that when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I propose to be courageous against some, who regard us as if we walked according to the flesh.
For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ;
I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,
Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.