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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