MLV(i) 13 Now we will not be boasting in the immeasurable things, but according to the measure of the standard of which the God of measure divided to us which is able to reach even to you. 14 For we do not overstretch ourselves, as though we are not reaching toward you; for we attained even more than you in the good-news of the Christ. 15 We were not boasting in the immeasurable things, (that is, in another’s labors), but having hope that as your faith is grown, we will be magnified by you, according to our standard for abundance, 16 reaching out to proclaim the good-news into areas past you and not to boast in the things prepared in another’s standard. 17 But he who is boasting, let him boast in the Lord. 18 For he who commends himself, that man is not approved after being tested, but whom the Lord is commending.