2 Corinthians 12:14-21New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.15 I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?16 But be that as it may, I did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I took you in by deceit.17 Certainly I have not taken advantage of you through any of those whom I have sent to you, have I?18 I urged Titus to go, and I sent the brother with him. Titus did not take any advantage of you, did he? Did we not [a]conduct ourselves [b]in the same spirit and walkin the same steps?
19 All this time [c]you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.20 For I am afraid that perhaps when 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 bestrife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;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 sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, [d]immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.
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