New Living Translation
Some of you admit I was not a burden to you. But others still think I was sneaky and took advantage of you by trickery.
King James Bible
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
Darby Bible Translation
But be it so. I did not burden you, but being crafty I took you by guile.
World English Bible
But be it so, I did not myself burden you. But, being crafty, I caught you with deception.
Young's Literal Translation
And be it so, I -- I did not burden you, but being crafty, with guile I did take you;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:16 But some may object, though I did not burden you, though I did not take anything of you myself, yet being crafty I caught you with guile - I did secretly by my messengers what I would not do openly, or in person.
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Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
2 Corinthians 6:8
We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.
2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and didn't have enough to live on, I did not become a financial burden to anyone. For the brothers who came from Macedonia brought me all that I needed. I have never been a burden to you, and I never will be.
2 Corinthians 11:20
You put up with it when someone enslaves you, takes everything you have, takes advantage of you, takes control of everything, and slaps you in the face.
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