2 Corinthians 11:8
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English Standard Version
I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you.

King James Bible
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.

American Standard Version
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them that I might minister unto you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have taken from other churches, receiving wages of them for your ministry.

English Revised Version
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them that I might minister unto you;

Webster's Bible Translation
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.

Weymouth New Testament
Other Churches I robbed, receiving pay from them in order to do you service.

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Vincent's Word Studies

I robbed (ἐσύλησα)

Only here in the New Testament, though it appears in the verb ἱεροσυλέω to commit sacrilege, Romans 2:22, and in ἱεροσύλοι robbers of churches, Acts 19:37. Originally to strip off, as arms from a slain foe, and thence, generally, to rob, plunder, with the accompanying notion of violence. Paul thus strongly expresses the fact that he had accepted from other churches more than their share, that he might not draw on the Corinthians.

Wages (ὀψώνιον)

See on Romans 6:23.

2 Corinthians 11:8 Parallel Commentaries

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2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man...

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Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:12
and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

1 Corinthians 9:6
Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living?

Philippians 4:15
And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.

Philippians 4:18
I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

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