So then, have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? 1
To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means I may save some.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, 1 I set aside childish ways.
I have become a fool. You yourselves forced me to do it, for I should have been commended by you. For I lack nothing in comparison 1 to those “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.