1 Corinthians 9:12; 2 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 11:9; 2 Corinthians 12:17; 1 Samuel 12:3; Matthew 10:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:5

12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more?

Nevertheless, ywe have not made use of this right, but we endure anything zrather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.


Paul's Joy

kMake room in your hearts1 for us. lWe have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.


And when I was with you and was cin need, dI did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia esupplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain ffrom burdening you in any way.


17 Did I take advantage of you cthrough any of those whom I sent to you?


Here I am; testify against me before the Lord and before rhis anointed. sWhose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me1 and I will restore it to you.


eHeal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers,1 cast out demons. fYou received without paying; give without pay.


sFor we never came with words of flattery,1 as you know, nor with a pretext for greedtGod is witness.