8 through honor and dishonor, despite good reports and bad, whether seen as deceivers or truth-tellers, whether ignored or acknowledged;
9 as if dying and yet truly alive; as if chastised and yet not subdued;
10 as if sorrowful and yet always rejoicing; as if needy and yet enriching many; as if having nothing and possessing everything.
11 Our mouth is open to you, O Corinthians; our heart is enlarged.
12 You are not narrowed by us, but it is by your own inner selves that you are narrowed.