Bible: 2 Cor 1:12; 3:2, 17
Paul Defends His Changed Plans
1:12 For our reason for confidence 1 is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives 2 and sincerity which are from God 3 – not by human wisdom 4 but by the grace of God – we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more 5 toward you.
3:17 But to Adam 2 he said,
“Because you obeyed 3 your wife
and ate from the tree about which I commanded you,
‘You must not eat from it,’
in painful toil you will eat 6 of it all the days of your life.