Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
It is not that we think we can do anything of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and success come from God.
We wouldn't think of writing this kind of letter about ourselves. Only God can write such a letter.
Not as if we were able by ourselves to do anything for which we might take the credit; but our power comes from God;
Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God,
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
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1 tn Or “competent.”
2 tn Or “competence.”