2 Corinthians 12:11-21 NIV

Paul’s Concern for the Corinthians

11 I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,”a even though I am nothing.

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    • t 12:11 - Or "the most eminent apostles"
      12 I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.

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      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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      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.

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      15 So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?

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      16 Be that as it may, I have not been a burden to you. Yet, crafty fellow that I am, I caught you by trickery!

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      17 Did I exploit you through any of the men I sent to you?
      18 I urged Titus to go to you and I sent our brother with him. Titus did not exploit you, did he? Did we not walk in the same footsteps by the same Spirit?

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      19 Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening.

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      20 For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.

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      21 I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.

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