Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?
Did I do wrong when I humbled myself and honored you by preaching God’s Good News to you without expecting anything in return?
I wonder, did I make a bad mistake in proclaiming God's Message to you without asking for something in return, serving you free of charge so that you wouldn't be inconvenienced by me?
Or did I do wrong in making myself low so that you might be lifted up, because I gave you the good news of God without reward?
Did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I proclaimed God’s good news to you free of charge?
Did I commit sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?
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1 sn Paul is referring to humbling himself to the point of doing manual labor to support himself.
2 tn Or “preached.”