2 Corinthians 12:14-21 CSB

Paul's Concern for the Corinthians

14 Look! I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

References for 2 Corinthians 12:14

      15 I will most gladly spend and be spent for you.a If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

      References for 2 Corinthians 12:15

        • c 12:15 - Lit for your souls, or for your lives
          16 Now granted, I have not burdened you; yet sly as I am, I took you in by deceit!
          17 Did I take advantage of you by anyone I sent you?
          18 I urged Titus [to come], and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Didn't we walk in the same spirit and in the same footsteps?
          19 You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.b [No], in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.

          References for 2 Corinthians 12:19

            • d 12:19 - Or Have you thought . . . to you?
              20 For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;c there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

              References for 2 Corinthians 12:20

                • e 12:20 - Lit be as you want
                  21 I fear that when I comed my God will againe humiliate me in your presence, and I will grieve for many who sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, sexual immorality, and promiscuity they practiced.

                  References for 2 Corinthians 12:21

                    • f 12:21 - 2 Co 2:1
                    • g 12:21 - Or come again my God will