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.
If others are partakers of the right from you, are not we more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we cover all things, so that we may not give any hindrance to the good-news of the Christ.
Behold, a third time I fare readily to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you, for I seek not the things of you, but you. For the children ought not lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
But I have used none of these things, and I did not write these things so that it should be done to me this way. For it is good for me rather to die, than that any man should make my boasting empty.
Or did I commit a sin lowering myself so that ye might be lifted up, because I preached to you the good-news of God freely?