17 (A)Certainly I have not taken advantage of you through any of those whom I have sent to you, have I? 18 I (B)urged (C)Titus to go, and I sent (D)the brother with him. Titus did not take any advantage of you, did he? Did we not [a]conduct ourselves [b]in the same (E)spirit and walk (F)in the same steps?

19 All this time [c]you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, (G)it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and (H)all for your upbuilding, (I)beloved.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:18 Lit walk
  2. 2 Corinthians 12:18 Or by the same Spirit
  3. 2 Corinthians 12:19 Or have you been thinking...?

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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