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