Goodspeed(i) 13 But my boasting will not be extravagant, nor exceed the limits God has allowed me, which reach all the way to you. 14 It is no strain for me to do this, as it might be for people who had never got so far, for I was the first to come all the way to you with the good news of the Christ. 15 I do not indulge in extravagant boasts over work done by others, but I do hope that as your faith increases, my influence may be immensely enlarged through you, 16 and I may preach the gospel in the lands beyond you without having to boast over work already done in another's field. 17 But let the man who boasts, boast about the Lord. 18 For it is not the man who approves of himself who is really approved; it is the man of whom the Lord approves.