2. The Adequate Life of the Reconciling Ministry
3 1We give no occasion of stumbling in anything that the 2ministry may not be faulted,
4 But in everything we acommend ourselves as bministers of God, in much 1cendurance, in dafflictions, in 2enecessities, in fdistresses,
5 In astripes, in bimprisonments, in ctumults, in dlabors, in 1ewatchings, in 2fastings;
6 In pureness, in 1aknowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in a bholy 2spirit, in cunfeigned 1love,
7 In the aword of truth, in the bpower of God; through the 1cweapons of righteousness 2on the right and on the left,
8 Through 1glory and adishonor, through 2bevil report and good report; as 3cdeceivers and yet dtrue;
9 As 1unknown and yet well known; as 2adying and yet behold we blive; as 3being disciplined and yet cnot being put to death;
10 As 1made asorrowful yet always brejoicing; as 2poor yet cenriching many; as 3dhaving nothing and yet possessing eall things.
11 Our mouth is 1aopened to you, Corinthians; our heart is 1benlarged.
12 You are not constricted in us, but you are 1constricted in your 2ainward parts.
13 But for a 1recompense in kind, I speak as to 2achildren, you also 3be enlarged.