“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
2Co 12:19 Think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? He must guard against a misapprehension. He is not defending himself before a human bar. We speak before God in Christ. He speaks as before God. [We do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. Says what will tend to edify them. His only object is to build them up.