2 Corinthians 1:13

For we write none other things unto you, than what you read or acknowledge; and I trust you shall acknowledge even to the end;
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AD 400
What Paul says is backed up by his actions. It is through actions that we learn what a person really thinks. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
What you have read, in my former letter, or letters, and known by my preaching: this he says, to clear himself from the accusation of his adversaries, that his words, preaching, and promises were not to be regarded, saying different things at different times, and promising to come to them, which he had not done. (Witham)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Paul is not boasting. All he is doing is writing facts which the Corinthians themselves would acknowledge to be true.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
For since he spoke great things of himself and seemed to be bearing witness to himself, an odious thing, he again appeals to them as witnesses of what he says. For, he says, let no one think that what I say is a boastful flourish of writing; for we declare unto you what yourselves know; and that we lie not ye more than all others can bear us witness. For, when you read, you acknowledge that what ye know that we perform in our actions, this we say also in our writings, and your testimony does not contradict our epistles; but the knowledge which you had before of us is in harmony with your reading.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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