Make room for us. We wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we exploited no man.
And Moses was very angry, and said to LORD, Do not respect thou their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Here I am. Witness against me before LORD, and before his anointed: Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or of whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with i
And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, while departing that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.
He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.
For such kind serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly. And by their smooth words and elegant speech they deceive the hearts of the naive.
For our pride is this (the testimony from our conscience), that we behave in the world in the simplicity and purity of God, not by fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, and especially toward you.
But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.
giving not one cause of stumbling in anything, so that the ministry may not be criticized,
Ye are not limited in us, but ye are limited in your bowels.
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.
I say again, let not any man think me to be foolish, but if otherwise--even if as foolish--accept me, so that I also may boast some a little.
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.
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom ye received orders, if he comes to you, welcome him),
For our exhortation is not from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deception,
Ye are witnesses, and God, how piously and justly and blamelessly we became to you who believe,
For ye yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us. Because we did not act disorderly among you,
If any man comes to you, and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into a house, and do not speak to him to rejoice.
We therefore ought to welcome such men, so that we might become fellow workmen for the truth.