New International Version
I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
King James Bible
Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
Darby Bible Translation
Now what I write to you, behold, before God, I do not lie.
World English Bible
Now about the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I'm not lying.
Young's Literal Translation
And the things that I write to you, lo, before God -- I lie not;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Before God I lie not - This he speaks in reference to having seen only Peter and James at Jerusalem; and consequently to prove that he had not learned the Gospel from the assembly of the apostles at Jerusalem, nor consequently received his commission from them.
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TO ME it is a pitiful sight to see Paul defending himself as an apostle; and doing this, not against the gainsaying world, but against cold-hearted members of the church. They said that he was not truly an apostle, for he had not seen the Lord; and they uttered a great many other things derogatory to him. To maintain his claim to the apostleship, he was driven to commence his epistles with "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ," though his work was a self-evident proof of his call. If, after God has …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
Institutions of Jesus.
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I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit--
2 Corinthians 1:23
I call God as my witness--and I stake my life on it--that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 11:31
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.
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