A (1, 2) For yourselves, brethren, KNOW our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as YE KNOW, at Philippi,
B (2) we were bold in our God TO SPEAK unto you
C (2) THE GOSPEL of God with much contention.
D (3) For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
C1 (4) But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with THE GOSPEL,
B1 (4) even so WE SPEAK; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
A1 (5) For neither at any time used we flattering words, as YE KNOW, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: