But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of (A)darkness into His marvelous light;

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23 And He said to them, (A)“You are from beneath; I am from above. (B)You are of this world; I am not of this world.

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Paul’s Sincerity

12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in [a]simplicity and (A)godly sincerity, (B)not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:12 The opposite of duplicity

The Spiritual War

10 Now (A)I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—(B)who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. But I beg you (C)that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

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