2 Corinthians 12:14-21 NIV

14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time,1 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,2 but parents for their children.3

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15 So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well.4 If I love you more,5 will you love me less?

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16 Be that as it may, I have not been a burden to you.6 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 you?
18 I urged7 Titus8 to go to you and I sent our brother9 with him. Titus did not exploit you, did he? Did we not act in the same spirit and follow the same course?

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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 God10 as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends,11 is for your strengthening.12

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20 For I am afraid that when I come13 I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be.14 I fear that there may be quarreling,15 jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions,16 slander,17 gossip,18 arrogance19 and disorder.20

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21 I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved21 over many who have sinned earlier22 and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery23 in which they have indulged.

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