When 1 I was with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia fully supplied my needs. 2 I 3 kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.
For how 1 were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this injustice!
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 1 to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.