7Or1did I commit a sin in humblingmyselfso that you might be exalted, because I preached the 2gospel of God to you 3withoutcharge?
I robbedotherchurches by 4takingwages from them to serve you;
and when I was present with you and was in need, I was 5not a burden to anyone; for when 6the brethrencame from 7Macedonia they fullysupplied my need, and in everything I keptmyself from 8being a burden to you, aand will continue to do so.
109As the truth of Christ is in me, 10thisboasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of 11Achaia.
11Why ? 12Because I do not love you? 13Godknows I do!
But what I am doing I will continue to do, 14so that I may cutoffopportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be bregardedjust as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
For suchmen are 15falseapostles, 16deceitfulworkers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
14Nowonder, for even17Satandisguises himself as an 18angel of light.
15Therefore it is not surprisingif his servantsalsodisguise themselves as servants of righteousness, 19whoseend will be according to their deeds.
1620Again I say, let noonethink me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.
17What I am saying, I am not sayingc21as the Lord would, but as 22in foolishness, in thisconfidence of boasting.