Paul’s Conduct

For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our visit(A) with you was not without result. On the contrary, after we had previously suffered(B) and were treated outrageously in Philippi,(C) as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition. For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity(D) or an intent to deceive.(E) Instead, just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted(F) with the gospel,(G) so we speak, not to please people, but rather God,(H) who examines our hearts.(I) For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy(J) motives(K)—God is our witness(L) and we didn’t seek glory(M) from people, either from you or from others.

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