Williams(i) 13 But I shall never go too far in my boasting; no, I shall stay within the limits of the sphere which God apportioned me, so as to reach even you. 14 For I am not overstepping my authority as though I should not reach you, for I was the very first to reach as far as you with the good news of Christ. 15 I am not going too far in my boasting, and actually boasting of other men's labors, but I am cherishing the hope that your faith may so continue to grow that through you my work within my sphere may be so enlarged as to run over, 16 so that I can preach the good news in the regions beyond you, without boasting in another man's sphere of work already done by him. 17 "But the man who boasts must boast in the Lord. 18 For it is not the man who keeps on recommending himself who is really approved, but it is the man whom the Lord recommends.