2 Corinthians 12:16
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English Standard Version
But granting that I myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit.

King James Bible
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.

American Standard Version
But be it so, I did not myself burden you; but, being crafty, I caught you with guile.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But be it so: I did not burthen you: but being crafty, I caught you by guile.

English Revised Version
But be it so, I did not myself burden you; but, being crafty, I caught you with guile.

Webster's Bible Translation
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.

Weymouth New Testament
If I love you so intensely, am I the less to be loved? Be that as it may: I was not a burden to you. But being by no means scrupulous, I entrapped you, they say!

2 Corinthians 12:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

With guile

Alluding to a charge that he availed himself of the collection for the poor to secure money for himself. He uses his adversaries' words.

2 Corinthians 12:16 Parallel Commentaries

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I did not.

2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you?...

2 Corinthians 11:9,10 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man...

being. That is, as my enemies represent.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

2 Corinthians 10:2,3 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, with which I think to be bold against some...

1 Thessalonians 2:3,5 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile...

1 Peter 2:3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:8
through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;

2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.

2 Corinthians 11:20
For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.

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