14Here1for thisthirdtime I amready to come to you, and I 2will not be a burden to you; for I 3do not seek what is yours, but 4you; for 5children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but 6parents for their children.
I will 7mostgladlyspend and be expended for your souls. If8I love you more, am I to be lovedless?
But be that as it may, I 9did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I 10took you in by deceit.
1711Certainly I have not takenadvantage of you throughany of those whom I have sent to you, have I?
I 12urged13Titus to go, and I sent14the brother with him. Titus did not takeanyadvantage of you, did he? Did we not aconductourselvesbin the same15spirit and walk 16in the samesteps?
19Allthistimecyou have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, 17it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and 18all for your upbuilding, 19beloved.
For I amafraid that perhaps20when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be 21strife, jealousy, 22angrytempers, 23disputes, 24slanders, 25gossip, 26arrogance, 27disturbances;
I am afraid that when I comeagain my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have 28sinned in the past and not repented of the 29impurity, dimmorality and sensualitywhich they have practiced.