For I consider myself not at all inferior to those “super-apostles.” 1
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared 1 to the glory that will be revealed to us.
Brothers and sisters, 1 I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: 2 Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead,
now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving 1 according to human standards. 2
Through Silvanus, 1 whom I know to be a faithful brother, 2 I have written to you briefly, in order to encourage you and testify 3 that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. 4