Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

This is the third time I purposed to come to you; but I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you: since it is not expected children should lay up for their parents, but parents for their children: on the contrary,

New American Standard Bible

Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

King James Version

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Holman Bible

Now I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

International Standard Version

Now I'm ready to visit you for a third time, and I will not bother you for help. I do not want your things, but rather you yourselves. Children should not have to support their parents, but parents their children.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Amplified

Now for the third time I am ready to visit you. I will not burden you [financially], because I do not want what is yours [not your money or your possessions], but you. For children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

An Understandable Version

Now, this is the third time I have been ready to come to you, and I will not be a [financial] burden to you. For I do not want your possessions but you yourselves, because children should not [have to] save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Anderson New Testament

Behold, I am ready the third time to come to you, and I will not burden you: for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up treasure for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Bible in Basic English

This is now the third time that I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a trouble to you: my desire is for you, not for your property: for it is not the children's business to make store for their fathers, but the fathers for the children.

Common New Testament

Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden to you, for I seek not what is yours but you; for children ought not to lay up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Darby Translation

Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be in laziness a charge; for I do not seek yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Godbey New Testament

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not spare: for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up treasures for the parents, but the parents for the children,

Goodspeed New Testament

Here it is the third time that I have been ready to come to see you, and I do not intend to be a burden to you now; for it is not your money but yourselves that I want; for children are not expected to lay up money for their parents, but parents for their children.

John Wesley New Testament

Forgive me this wrong. Behold the third time I am ready to come to you: yet I will not be burdensom to you; for I seek not yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up treasure for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, I have prepared to come to you the third time; and I will not act with negligence to you: for I seek not your things, but you: for children ought not to treasure up for parents, but parents for children.

King James 2000

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Behold, this third [time] I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden [to you]. For I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, a third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not burden you, for I do not seek your things, but you. For the children ought not to lay up treasure for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold now, the third time, I am ready to come unto you, and yet will I not be grievous unto you. For I seek not yours, but you. Also the children ought not to lay up for the fathers and mothers: but the fathers and mothers for the children.

Moffatt New Testament

Here am I all ready to pay you my third visit. And I will not be a burden to you; I want yourselves and not your money. Children have not to put money by for their parents; that is what parents do for their children.

Montgomery New Testament

And now for the third time I am preparing to visit you. I will not be a burden to you, for I am not seeking yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

NET Bible

Look, for the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you, because I do not want your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not what is yours, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Noyes New Testament

Behold, I am ready to come to you this third time, and I will not be a charge to you; for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Sawyer New Testament

Behold, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up treasure for the parents, but the parents for the children.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! this third time, I am holding myself, in readiness, to come unto you, and I will not allow myself to be a burden; for I seek not yours, but you; - for, the children, ought not to lay up, for the parents, but the parents for the children; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Lo! I hold myself ready the third time to come unto you, and I will not burden you; for I seek not yours but you: for the children ought not to lay up treasure for their parents, but the parents for the children.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Remember, this is the third time that I have made every preparation to come to see you, and I shall refuse to be a burden to you; I want, not your money, but you. It is not the duty of children to put by for their parents, but of parents to put by for their children.

Webster

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Weymouth New Testament

See, I am now for the third time prepared to visit you, but I will not be a dead weight to you. I desire not your money, but yourselves; for children ought not to put by for their parents, but parents for their children.

Williams New Testament

It is now the third time that I have been ready to come to see you, and I will never ask you for financial support, for it is not your money but you yourselves that I want; for children are not by duty bound to lay up money for their parents, but parents for their children.

World English Bible

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Worrell New Testament

Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Worsley New Testament

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not your substance, but your selves. For children are not expected to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, a third time I am ready to come unto you, and I will not be a burden to you, for I seek not yours, but you, for the children ought not for the parents to lay up, but the parents for the children,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

the third time
τρίτος 
Tritos 
Usage: 45

I am
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἑτοίμως 
hetoimos 
Usage: 3

to come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

I will
καταναρκάω 
Katanarkao 
Usage: 3

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

καταναρκάω 
Katanarkao 
Usage: 3

to you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

for
γάρ 
Gar 
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
for, , not tr
Usage: 825
Usage: 825

I seek
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461
Usage: 461

the children
τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

ὀφείλω ὀφειλέω 
Opheilo 
ought, owe, be bound, be duty, be a debtor, be guilty, be indebted,
Usage: 24

to lay up
θησαυρίζω 
thesaurizo 
Usage: 5

for the parents
γονεύς 
Goneus 
Usage: 14

the parents
γονεύς 
Goneus 
Usage: 14

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Paul's Concern For The Christians At Corinth

13 for in what were ye inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? an injury I hope you will easily forgive. 14 This is the third time I purposed to come to you; but I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you: since it is not expected children should lay up for their parents, but parents for their children: on the contrary, 15 I shall be glad to sacrifice myself and all I have for your service, even tho' it should happen that the more I love you, the less I should be beloved.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 4:14-15

This I don't write to give you any confusion, but by way of remonstrance, to you who are my dear children.

1 Corinthians 10:33

thus I endeavour to be acceptable to all men in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of others, so as they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 1:15

in this confidence I purposed to visit you before now, (that you might have again the like satisfaction)

2 Corinthians 1:15-36

in this confidence I purposed to visit you before now, (that you might have again the like satisfaction)

2 Corinthians 1:15-15

in this confidence I purposed to visit you before now, (that you might have again the like satisfaction)

2 Corinthians 1:15

in this confidence I purposed to visit you before now, (that you might have again the like satisfaction)

2 Corinthians 1:15

in this confidence I purposed to visit you before now, (that you might have again the like satisfaction)

2 Corinthians 1:15

in this confidence I purposed to visit you before now, (that you might have again the like satisfaction)

Acts 20:33

I have not desir'd to get from any one either silver, or gold, or apparel.

1 Corinthians 4:19

but if the Lord pleases, I will visit you very soon; and then I shall try, not what these boasters can say, but what they can do:

1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no man consult barely his own interest: but every man that of others.

1 Corinthians 11:34

and if any one is press'd with hunger, let him eat at home; that ye may not otherwise meet with punishment. as for other matters, I will set them in order when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:5

I shall come to you, by the way of Macedonia: (for I

2 Corinthians 13:1-2

This is the third time I am coming to you: "in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."

Philippians 4:1

Wherefore, my dearly beloved brethren, my joy and my crown, whom I long to see, continue firm in your christian profession, my beloved.

Philippians 4:17

not that I desire a present; but what I desire is, that the fruits of your liberality may greatly redound to your own account.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

our address to you was without any flattery, as you yourselves can witness, and God is witness that we had no avarice to disguise.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Our affection therefore to you being so great, we were as ready to give our lives for you, as we were to communicate the divine gospel to you, so much did you engage our love.

1 Thessalonians 2:11

you likewise know, that we exhorted and encouraged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

for what can be our hope, or joy, what can crown our pretensions, unless it be you, when we shall appear before the Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

1 Peter 5:2-4

to exhort you to feed the flock of God, which is among you: to take care of it, voluntarily, without reluctance, not from any view to sordid gain, but out of real affection;

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