HCSBHolman Christian Standard Bible
12For this is our confidence: The testimony # 1Tm 2:6 of our conscience # Heb 13:18 is that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly # The word fleshly (characterized by flesh) indicates that the wisdom is natural rather than spiritual. wisdom # Pr 3:19; 1Co 1:21 but by God’s grace. # Ac 23:1; 2Co 4:2; 5:12; 1Th 2:10
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