New Living Translation
Perhaps you think we're saying these things just to defend ourselves. No, we tell you this as Christ's servants, and with God as our witness. Everything we do, dear friends, is to strengthen you.
King James Bible
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye have long been supposing that we excuse ourselves to you: we speak before God in Christ; and all things, beloved, for your building up.
World English Bible
Again, do you think that we are excusing ourselves to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.
Young's Literal Translation
Again, think ye that to you we are making defence? before God in Christ do we speak; and the all things, beloved, are for your up-building,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:19 Think ye that we again excuse ourselves - That I speak this for my own sake? No. I speak all this for your sakes.
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Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it.
So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 2:17
You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ's authority, knowing that God is watching us.
2 Corinthians 10:8
I may seem to be boasting too much about the authority given to us by the Lord. But our authority builds you up; it doesn't tear you down. So I will not be ashamed of using my authority.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
Dear friends, even though we are talking this way, we really don't believe it applies to you. We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation.
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