2 Corinthians 12:14
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.


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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.


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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold now the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burthensome unto you. For I seek not the things that are yours, but you. For neither ought the children to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.


Darby Bible 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.


Young's 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,
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Context
Concern for the Corinthian Church

11I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very most chief apostles, though I be nothing. 12Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. 13For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. 14Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not your's but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. 15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. 16But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. 17Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent to you? 18I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps? 19Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. 20For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not: lest there be debates, contentions, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults: 21And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall mourn many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
Cross References
Proverbs 19:14
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.


Ezekiel 34:2
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD to the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?


Acts 20:33
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.


1 Corinthians 4:14
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.


1 Corinthians 9:12
If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.


1 Corinthians 9:18
What is my reward then? Truly that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.


1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more.


1 Corinthians 10:24
Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.


1 Corinthians 10:33
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.


2 Corinthians 1:15
And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit;


Treasury of Scripture

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

the third. That is, the third time I have purposed to visit you. See the parallel passages.

2 Corinthians 1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit;

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

1 Corinthians 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together to condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:5 Now I will come to you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

for I.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Philippians 4:1,17 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved...

1 Thessalonians 2:5,6,8,19,20 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness...

1 Peter 5:2-4 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

for the.

Genesis 24:35,36 And the LORD has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold...

Genesis 31:14,15 And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house...

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you...

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Behold Burden Burdensome Business Charge Children's Dead Desire Fathers Lay Laziness Money Ought Parents Possessions Prepared Property Ready Responsible Save Seek Store Third Trouble Visit Weight Yours Your's Yourselves
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2 Corinthians Chapter 12 Verse 14

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NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold this is the third time (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
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