2 Corinthians 12:14-21 (New American Standard)

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14 Here 1for this third time I am ready 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. 15 I will 7most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If 8I love you more, am I to be loved less? 16 But be that as it may, I 9did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I 10took you in by deceit. 17 11Certainly I have not taken advantage of you through any of those whom I have sent to you, have I? 18 I 12urged 13Titus to go, and I sent 14the brother with him. Titus did not take any advantage of you, did he? Did we not aconduct ourselves bin the same 15spirit and walk 16in the same steps? 19 All this time cyou 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. 20 For I am afraid that perhaps 20when 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, 22angry tempers, 23disputes, 24slanders, 25gossip, 26arrogance, 27disturbances; 21 I am afraid that when I come again 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 sensuality which they have practiced.
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