2 Corinthians 12:13

13 How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!

2 Corinthians 12:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
ESV
13 For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!
NLT
13 The only thing I failed to do, which I do in the other churches, was to become a financial burden to you. Please forgive me for this wrong!
MSG
13 Did you get less of me or of God than any of the other churches? The only thing you got less of was less responsibility for my upkeep. Well, I'm sorry. Forgive me for depriving you.
CSB
13 So in what way were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I personally did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!

2 Corinthians 12:13 In-Context

11 I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.
12 I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.
13 How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
15 So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 14; 1 Corinthians 9:12,18
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 11:7
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