2 Corinthians 8:20

Avoiding this (stellomenoi touto). Present middle participle of stellw, old verb, to set, to arrange. So "arranging for ourselves this." That any man should blame us (mh ti hma mwmhshtai). Literally, "lest any one blame us" (negative purpose with mh and first aorist middle subjunctive of mwmeomai. See on Acts 6:3 , only other N.T. example). Bounty (adrothti). Old word from adro, thick, stout, ripe, rich, great as in 1 Kings 1:9 ; 2 Kings 10:6 . Only here in N.T.