New International Version
We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.
King James Bible
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
Darby Bible Translation
avoiding this, that any one should blame us in this abundance [which is] administered by us;
World English Bible
We are avoiding this, that any man should blame us concerning this abundance which is administered by us.
Young's Literal Translation
avoiding this, lest any one may blame us in this abundance that is ministered by us,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us - Taking this prudent caution to have witnesses of our conduct, and such as were chosen by the Churches themselves, that we might not be suspected of having either embezzled or misapplied their bounty, See the note on 1 Corinthians 16:4.
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2 Kings 12:15
They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.
2 Corinthians 8:19
What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help.
2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.
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