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.