2 Corinthians 12:14
Good News Translation
This is now the third time that I am ready to come to visit you--and I will not make any demands on you. It is you I want, not your money. After all, children should not have to provide for their parents, but parents should provide for their children.

Contemporary English Version
I am planning to visit you for the third time. But I still won't make a burden of myself. What I really want is you, and not what you have. Children are not supposed to save up for their parents, but parents are supposed to take care of their children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

New American Bible
Now I am ready to come to you this third time. And I will not be a burden, for I want not what is yours, but you. Children ought not to save for their parents, but parents for their children.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

the third.

2 Corinthians 1:15 And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace:

2 Corinthians 13:1 Behold, this is the third time I am coming to you: In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word stand.

1 Corinthians 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will: and will know, not the speech of them that are puffed up, but the power.

1 Corinthians 11:34 If any man be hungry, let him eat at home; that you come not together unto judgment. And the rest I will set in order, when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:5 Now I will come to you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia. For I shall pass through Macedonia.

for I.

Proverbs 11:30 If the just man receive in the earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner.

Acts 20:33 I have not coveted any man's silver, gold or apparel, as

1 Corinthians 10:33 As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself but to many: that they may be saved.

Philippians 4:1,17 Therefore my dearly beloved brethren and most desired, my joy and my crown: so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:5,6,8,19,20 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness): . . .

1 Peter 5:2-4 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily: . . .

for the.

Genesis 24:35,36 And the Lord hath blessed my master wonderfully, and he is become great: and he hath given him sheep and oxen, silver and gold, men servants and women servants, camels and asses. . . .

Genesis 31:14,15 And Rachel and Lia answered: Have we any thing left among the goods and inheritance of our father's house? . . .

Proverbs 13:22 The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children. . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting you (as a father doth his children),

Context
Concern for the Corinthians
13For what is there that you have had less than the other churches but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury. 14Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. 15But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls: although loving you more, I be loved less.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:14
House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.

Ezekiel 34:2
Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?

Acts 20:33
I have not coveted any man's silver, gold or apparel, as

1 Corinthians 4:14
I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others be partakers of this power over you, why not we rather? Nevertheless, we have not used this power: but we bear all things, lest we should give any hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:18
What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver the gospel without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:19
For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

1 Corinthians 10:24
Let no man seek his own, but that which is another's.

1 Corinthians 10:33
As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself but to many: that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 1:15
And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace:

2 Corinthians 11:9
And, when I was present with you and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was wanting to me, the brethren supplied who came from Macedonia. And in all things I have kept myself from being burthensome to you: and so I will keep myself.

2 Corinthians 12:13
For what is there that you have had less than the other churches but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury.

2 Corinthians 13:1
Behold, this is the third time I am coming to you: In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word stand.

2 Corinthians 13:2
I have told before and foretell, as present and now absent, to them that sinned before and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare.

Galatians 4:19
My little children, of whom I am in labour again, until Christ be formed in you.

Additional Translations
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not burden you. For I do not seek what is yours, but you. For the children ought not to treasure up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be in laziness a charge; for I do not seek yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

See, I am now for the third time prepared to visit you, but I will not be a dead weight to you. I desire not your money, but yourselves; for children ought not to put by for their parents, but parents for their children.

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Lo, a third time I am ready to come unto you, and I will not be a burden to you, for I seek not yours, but you, for the children ought not for the parents to lay up, but the parents for the children,
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