2 Corinthians 1:13

13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and acknowledge[a] and I hope you will fully acknowledge--

2 Corinthians 1:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 1:13

For we write none other things to you
The things we write unto you concerning our conduct; and behaviour, are no other

than what you read;
not in our letters to you, but in our lives and conversations, when we were among you, and which you must own and acknowledge to be just and right; we can appeal to you, that what we say, and are obliged to say of ourselves, in our own defence, is what, upon a recollection, you will easily remember to have seen and observed:

and I trust;
or "hope", through the grace of God, we shall be enabled so to walk, as that

you shall acknowledge even to the end;
that our conversations are as become the Gospel of Christ, and are clear of that hypocrisy and deceit our adversaries would insinuate concerning us.

2 Corinthians 1:13 In-Context

11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.
13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and acknowledge and I hope you will fully acknowledge--
14 just as you did partially acknowledge us--that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you.
15 Because I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a second experience of grace.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or understand; twice in this verse; also verse 14
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