2 Corinthians 11:7
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New International Version
Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?

New Living Translation
Was I wrong when I humbled myself and honored you by preaching God's Good News to you without expecting anything in return?

English Standard Version
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God’s gospel to you free of charge?

Berean Study Bible
Was it a sin for me to humble myself in order to exalt you, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?

Berean Literal Bible
Or did I commit a sin, humbling myself, so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you freely?

New American Standard Bible
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?

King James Bible
Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?

International Standard Version
Did I commit a sin when I humbled myself by proclaiming to you the gospel of God free of charge, so that you could be exalted?

NET Bible
Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you could be exalted, because I proclaimed the gospel of God to you free of charge?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Or have I committed a crime to humble myself that you may be exalted, and to preach The Gospel of God to you without charge?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Did I commit a sin when I humbled myself by telling you the Good News of God free of charge so that you could become important?

New American Standard 1977
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Have I committed an offence in humbling myself that ye might be exalted because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

King James 2000 Bible
Have I committed an offense in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

American King James Version
Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

American Standard Version
Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God for nought?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or did I commit a fault, humbling myself, that you might be exalted? Because I preached unto you the gospel of God freely?

Darby Bible Translation
Have I committed sin, abasing myself in order that ye might be exalted, because I gratuitously announced to you the glad tidings of God?

English Revised Version
Or did I commit a sin in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God for nought?

Webster's Bible Translation
Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God without reward?

Weymouth New Testament
Is it a sin that I abased myself in order for you to be exalted, in that I proclaimed God's Good News to you without fee or reward?

World English Bible
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you God's Good News free of charge?

Young's Literal Translation
The sin did I do -- myself humbling that ye might be exalted, because freely the good news of God I did proclaim to you?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:5-15 It is far better to be plain in speech, yet walking openly and consistently with the gospel, than to be admired by thousands, and be lifted up in pride, so as to disgrace the gospel by evil tempers and unholy lives. The apostle would not give room for any to accuse him of worldly designs in preaching the gospel, that others who opposed him at Corinth, might not in this respect gain advantage against him. Hypocrisy may be looked for, especially when we consider the great power which Satan, who rules in the hearts of the children of disobedience, has upon the minds of many. And as there are temptations to evil conduct, so there is equal danger on the other side. It serves Satan's purposes as well, to set up good works against the atonement of Christ, and salvation by faith and grace. But the end will discover those who are deceitful workers; their work will end in ruin. Satan will allow his ministers to preach either the law or the gospel separately; but the law as established by faith in Christ's righteousness and atonement, and the partaking of his Spirit, is the test of every false system.
Study Bible
Paul and the False Apostles
6Although I am not a polished speaker, I am certainly not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you in every way possible. 7Was it a sin for me to humble myself in order to exalt you, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge? 8I robbed other churches by accepting their support in order to serve you.…
Cross References
Acts 18:3
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.

Acts 20:33
I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my reward? That in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not use up my rights in preaching it.

2 Corinthians 2:12
Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and a door stood open for me in the Lord,

2 Corinthians 10:16
so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. Then we will not be boasting in the work already done in another man's territory.

2 Corinthians 12:13
In what way were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was not a burden you? Forgive me this wrong!
Treasury of Scripture

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2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, …

2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except …

Acts 18:1-3 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth…

Acts 20:34 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my …

1 Corinthians 4:10-12 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

1 Corinthians 9:6,12,14-18 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working…

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor …

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