17 Did I take advantage of you by anyone I sent you? 18 I urged Titus(A) to come, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Didn’t we walk in the same spirit(B) and in the same footsteps?

19 You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[a] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.(C)

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  1. 2 Corinthians 12:19 Or Have you thought . . . to you?

17 Did I exploit you through any of the men I sent to you? 18 I urged(A) Titus(B) to go to you and I sent our brother(C) with him. Titus did not exploit you, did he? Did we not walk in the same footsteps by the same Spirit?

19 Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God(D) as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends,(E) is for your strengthening.(F)

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