2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Timothy 1:3; Acts 24:16; Job 27:5–6; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:11; Hebrews 13:18

Paul's Change of Plans

12 For our boast is this, uthe testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity1 and vgodly sincerity, wnot by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.


Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You

fI thank God gwhom I serve, as did my ancestors, hwith a clear conscience, as I remember you iconstantly in my prayers night and day.


16 So I always ntake pains to have a oclear conscience toward both God and man.


Far be it from me to say that you are right;

till I die I will not put away my wintegrity from me.

I xhold fast my righteousness and will not let it go;

my heart does not yreproach me for any of my days.


oFor I am not aware of anything against myself, pbut I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.


But we have renounced zdisgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice1 cunning or ato tamper with God's word, but bby the open statement of the truth cwe would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.


The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Therefore, knowing ythe fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But zwhat we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.


18 bPray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.