by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,
by the word of truth, by the power of God; through weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,
through glory and dishonor, through slander and good report; regarded as deceivers, yet true;
as unknown, yet recognized; as dying, yet see--we live; as being disciplined, yet not killed;
as grieving, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet enriching many; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
We have spoken openly to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened wide.
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
I speak as to my children; as a proper response, open your heart to us.