15 In this confidence I intended at first to (A)come to you, so that you might [a]twice receive a [b](B)blessing; 16 [c]that is, to (C)pass [d]your way into (D)Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be (E)helped on my journey to Judea. 17 Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I decide, do I decide (F)according to the flesh, so that with me there will be [e]yes, yes and no, no at the same time? 18 But as (G)God is faithful, (H)our word to you is not yes and no. 19 For (I)the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and (J)Silvanus and (K)Timothy—was not yes and no, but has been yes (L)in Him. 20 For (M)as many as the promises of God are, (N)in Him they are yes; therefore through Him also is (O)our Amen to the glory of God through us. 21 Now He who (P)establishes us with you in Christ and (Q)anointed us is God, 22 who also (R)sealed us and (S)gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a [f]pledge.

23 But (T)I call God as witness to my soul, that it was (U)to spare you that I did not come again to (V)Corinth. 24 Not that we (W)domineer over your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are (X)standing firm.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 1:15 Lit have a second grace
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:15 One early ms joy
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:16 Lit and
  4. 2 Corinthians 1:16 Lit through you into
  5. 2 Corinthians 1:17 I.e., a strong yes and no
  6. 2 Corinthians 1:22 Or first installment

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