|New International Version (© 2011)|
How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
King James Bible
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
American Standard Version
For what is there wherein ye were made inferior to the rest of the churches, except it be that I myself was not a burden to you? forgive me this wrong.
Young's Literal Translation
for what is there in which ye were inferior to the rest of the assemblies, except that I myself was not a burden to you? forgive me this injustice!
2 Corinthians 12:13 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For what is it wherein you were inferior - This is a fine, forcible, yet delicate stroke. It was your duty and your interest to have supported your apostle; other Churches have done so: I did not require this from you; in this respect all other Churches are superior to you. I am the cause of your inferiority, by not giving you an opportunity of ministering to my necessities: forgive me the wrong I have done you. It is the privilege of the Churches of Christ to support the ministry of his Gospel among them. Those who do not contribute their part to the support of the Gospel ministry either care nothing for it, or derive no good from it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours but you...
2 Corinthians 11:8,9 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service...
1 Corinthians 9:6,12,15-18 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working...
2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
2 Corinthians 12:13 Parallel CommentariesAssemblies Burden Burdensome Charge Churches Dead Dealt Except Favored Forgive Forgiveness Hung Inferior Injury Injustice Less Respect Rest Treated Trouble Unless Weight Wherein Worse WrongAssemblies Burden Burdensome Charge Churches Dead Dealt Except Favored Forgive Forgiveness Hung Inferior Injury Injustice Less Respect Rest Treated Trouble Unless Weight Wherein Worse WrongTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Acts 18:3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
1 Corinthians 9:12 If others have this right of support from you, shouldn't we have it all the more? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.
2 Corinthians 11:7 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?
2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.
2 Corinthians 12:14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.