2 Corinthians 12:14-16 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
14 And now the third time I am ready to come to you, and still I will not be a burden to you. For I seek not yours, but you. Also, the children ought not to lay up for the fathers and mothers, but the fathers and mothers for the children. 15 I will very gladly give, and will be given, for your souls – though the more I love you, the less I am loved in return.
16 But granted that I did not impose upon you, nevertheless I was crafty and took you with guile –