1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some [others], epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you.
2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men:
3 [Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tables of stone, but on fleshly tables of the heart.
4 And such trust we have through Christ toward God.
5 Not that we are sufficient by ourselves to think any thing as from ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] from God;