And being present with you, and when needy, I was a burden to no man. For the brothers who came from Macedonia, they supplied my need. And in everything I kept, and I will keep myself non-burdensome to you.
nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others. While able to bear down as apostles of Christ,
For what is there which ye were inferior to the other congregations? Except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong.
But I rejoiced in Lord greatly that now at last ye have revived thinking about me, in which also ye were thinking, but ye lacked opportunity.
For ye remember, brothers, our labor and the hardship. For, laboring night and day in order not to burden any of you, we preached to you the good-news of God.
nor did we eat bread gratis from any man, but in labor and toil, working night and day in order not to burden any of you.
But the former governors who were before me charged the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.
And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and was working, for they were of the tentmakers craft.
but in everything commending ourselves as helpers of God, in much perseverance, in afflictions, in necessities, in restrictions,
And, brothers, we declare to you the grace of God that has been given in the congregations of Macedonia,
Because the service of this ministry is not only supplying the needs of the sanctified, but also abounding through many thanksgivings to God
But I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and co-workman and fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need,