2 Corinthians 1:15-24 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
15 With this confidence I formerly intended to come[a] to you so that you might receive a double favor, 16 namely, to go by way of you to Macedonia, and then to come to you again on my return from Macedonia, and have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 So when I intended this, did I act lightly?[b] Or do I make my plans according to human considerations, so that with me it is “yes, yes” and “no, no”? 18 As God is faithful,[c] our word to you is not “yes” and “no.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes” has been in him. 20 For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory. 21 [d]But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God; 22 he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.
Paul’s Change of Plan. 23 But I call upon God as witness, on my life, that it is to spare you that I have not yet gone to Corinth.[e] 24 Not that we lord it over your faith; rather, we work together for your joy, for you stand firm in the faith.