15 Because I was sure of this, (A)I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have (B)a second (C)experience of grace. 16 I wanted to visit you (D)on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans (E)according to the flesh, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time? 18 As surely as (F)God is faithful, (G)our word to you has not been Yes and No. 19 For (H)the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, (I)Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but (J)in him it is always Yes. 20 For (K)all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our (L)Amen to God for his glory. 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and (M)has anointed us, 22 and who has also (N)put his seal on us and (O)given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.[a]

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