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?

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?

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?

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?

2 Corinthians 11:7 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Have I committed an offense in abasing myself - Have I transgressed in labouring with my hands that I might not be chargeable to you? and getting my deficiencies supplied by contributions from other Churches, while I was employed in labouring for your salvation? Does your false apostle insinuate that I have disgraced the apostolic office by thus descending to servile labor for my support? Well; I have done this that you might be exalted - that you might receive the pure doctrines of the Gospel, and be exalted to the highest pitch of intellectual light and blessedness. And will you complain that I preached the Gospel gratis to you? Surely not. The whole passage is truly ironical.

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2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...

2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you?...

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 necessities, and to them that were with me.

1 Corinthians 4:10-12 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised...

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 and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day...

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Simplicity Towards Christ
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.'--2 COR. xi. 3. The Revised Version, amongst other alterations, reads, 'the simplicity that is towards Christ.' The inaccurate rendering of the Authorised Version is responsible for a mistake in the meaning of these words, which has done much harm. They have been supposed to describe a quality or characteristic belonging to Christ or the Gospel;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What 'the Gospel' Is
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, 'the gospel,' and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

But when He Might Use to Work, that Is...
15. But when he might use to work, that is, in what spaces of time, that he might not be hindered from preaching the Gospel, who can make out? Though, truly, that he wrought at hours of both day and night himself hath not left untold. [2518] Yet these men truly, who as though very full of business and occupation inquire about the time of working, what do they? Have they from Jerusalem round about even to Illyricum filled the lands with the Gospel? [2519] or whatever of barbarian nations hath remained
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Moreover, if Discourse must be Bestowed Upon Any...
21. Moreover, if discourse must be bestowed upon any, and this so take up the speaker that he have not time to work with his hands, are all in the monastery able to hold discourse unto brethren which come unto them from another kind of life, whether it be to expound the divine lessons, or concerning any questions which may be put, to reason in an wholesome manner? Then since not all have the ability, why upon this pretext do all want to have nothing else to do? Although even if all were able, they
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Acts 18:3
and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.

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

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

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 2:12
Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,

2 Corinthians 10:16
so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else's territory.

2 Corinthians 12:13
How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!

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