2 Corinthians 1:12
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English Standard Version
For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

King James Bible
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

American Standard Version
For our glorifying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our glory is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

English Revised Version
For our glorying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

Webster's Bible Translation
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our manner of life in the world, and more abundantly toward you.

Weymouth New Testament
For the reason for our boasting is this--the testimony of our own conscience that it was in holiness and with pure motives before God, and in reliance not on worldly wisdom but on the gracious help of God, that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and above all in our relations with you.

2 Corinthians 1:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Godly sincerity (εἰλικρινείᾳ τοῦ Θεοῦ)

Lit., sincerity of God, as Rev. See on 2 Peter 3:1.

We have had our conversation (ἀνεστράφημεν)

Rev., behaved ourselves. See on 1 Peter 1:15.

2 Corinthians 1:12 Parallel Commentaries

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our rejoicing.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

Job 23:10-12 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold...

Job 27:5,6 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove my integrity from me...

Job 31:1-40 I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid...

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 44:17-21 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant...

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

1 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

1 Timothy 1:5,19,20 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned...

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

1 Peter 3:16,21 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

1 John 3:19-22 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him...

simplicity.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...

Romans 16:18,19 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

godly.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth...

1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness...

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

Titus 2:7 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity,

not.

2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

2 Corinthians 10:2-4 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, with which I think to be bold against some...

2 Corinthians 12:15-19 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved...

1 Corinthians 2:4,5,13 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power...

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

we have. That is, 'We have conducted ourselves;' for [anastrepho] in Greek, and conversatio in Latin, are used to denote the whole of a man's conduct, the tenor and practice of his life.

Cross References
Acts 23:1
And looking intently at the council, Paul said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day."

1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 4:4
For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.

1 Corinthians 12:8
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:10
You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.

Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

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