2 Corinthians 1:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For our reioycing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicitie and godly sinceritie, not with fleshly wisedome, but by the grace of God, wee haue had our conuersation in the world, and more aboundantly to youwards.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For our glory is in this, in the knowledge which we have that our way of life in the world, and most of all in relation to you, has been holy and true in the eyes of God; not in the wisdom of the flesh, but in the grace of God.
- Basic English Bible

For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity before God, (not in fleshly wisdom but in God's grace,) we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly towards you.
- Darby 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 manner of life in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

For our boasting 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 toward you.
- World English Bible

For oure glorie is this, the witnessyng of oure conscience, that in symplenesse and clennesse of God, and not in fleischli wisdom, but in the grace of God, we lyueden in this world, but more plenteuousli to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

For our glorying is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we did conduct ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:12


1:12 For I am the more emboldened to look for this, because I am conscious of my integrity; seeing this is our rejoicing - Even in the deepest adversity. The testimony of our conscience - Whatever others think of us. That in simplicity - Having one end in view, aiming singly at the glory of God. And godly sincerity - Without any tincture of guile, dissimulation, or disguise. Not with carnal wisdom, but by the grace of God - Not by natural, but divine, wisdom. We have had our conversation in the world - In the whole world; in every circumstance.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:12


2Co 1:12 For our rejoicing is this. Rather, as in the Revised Version, "our glorying". He could boast that in his conduct everywhere, and at Corinth as well, he had acted with purity of purpose, integrity, and under the guidance of God. He appeals to his singleness of purpose, because a charge had been made against him, which he answers below (2Co 1:15-19).

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus u right Peter K.marrage is only for this world their is No marriage in heaven with man and women if u were marry here thats it. Praise the Lord we will Just deal with spiritual issus then what a time it will be just to see Jesus the one who died for me so let love one another and be good to one another don't let the devil trick u out of your life with Jesus he wants your soul Amen
  • Johnnie Mae Harris
    All powers are in the hands of God through our savior Christ Jesus and through Faith we all are partakers of that Divine Love. There's no yea or nay but only through that Love and Faith is yea in the heart of God but through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Amen
  • Bro, Chigozie
    We Are To Comfort One Another Who Were Undergoing De Same Trials Of Faith Persecution Or Tribulation With Us, Truly Heaven Is Real,
  • Brianna vs. 11
    Verse 11 highlights the strength of the power of prayer. Here, Paul states that one way to help others is to pray for them. Just as prayer helped Peter escape unjust imprisonment, when we offer heartfelt prayer in the behalf of others, Jehovah God will certainly take notice.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.

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