I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
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.
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.
Make room for us. We wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we exploited no man.
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.
What then is my reward? That, while preaching the good-news, I may make the good-news of the Christ without charge, in order not to make full use of my right in the good-news.
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
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.
For we came neither in word of flattery (at any time as ye know) nor a pretense of greed (God is witness)
Tend ye the flock of God among you, watching over, not by obligation, but willingly, nor greedily, but readily,
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