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14 For we were not overstepping our limits when we reached you; we were the first to come all the way to you with the good news[a] of Christ. 15 We do not boast beyond limits, that is, in the labors of others; but our hope is that, as your faith increases, our sphere of action among you may be greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may proclaim the good news[b] in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in someone else’s sphere of action.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 10:14 Or the gospel
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:16 Or the gospel

14 We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you(A) with the gospel of Christ.(B) 15 Neither do we go beyond our limits(C) by boasting of work done by others.(D) Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow,(E) our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand, 16 so that we can preach the gospel(F) in the regions beyond you.(G) For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else’s territory.

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