12:12 Indeed, the signs of an apostle were performed among you with great perseverance 1 by signs and wonders and powerful deeds. 2 12:13 For how 3 were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this injustice! 12:14 Look, for the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you, because I do not want your possessions, but you. For children should not have 4 to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
1 tn Or “patience,” “endurance.”
2 tn Or “and miracles.”
3 tn Grk “For in what respect.”
4 tn Grk “children ought not,” but this might give the impression that children are not supposed to support sick or aging parents in need of help. That is not what Paul is saying. His point is that children should not have to pay their parent’s way.