2 Corinthians 11:8

“I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I robbed other Churches, taking wages of them to doe you seruice.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I robbed other churches by taking wages {from them} to serve you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I robbed other churches, taking wages `of them' that I might minister unto you;
- American Standard Version (1901)

I took money from other churches as payment for my work, so that I might be your servant;
- Basic English Bible

I spoiled other assemblies, receiving hire for ministry towards you.
- Darby Bible

I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
- Webster's Bible

Other Churches I robbed, receiving pay from them in order to do you service.
- Weymouth Bible

I robbed other assemblies, taking wages from them that I might serve you.
- World English Bible

Y made nakid othere chirchis, and Y took sowde to youre seruyce.
- Wycliffe Bible

other assemblies I did rob, having taken wages, for your ministration;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:8


11:8 I spoiled other churches - I, as it were, took the spoils of them: it is a military term. Taking wages (or pay, another military word) of them - When I came to you at first. And when I was present with you, and wanted - My work not quite supplying my necessities. I was chargeable to no man - Of Corinth.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:8


2Co 11:8 I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them], to do you service. Other churches sustained him when he came to Corinth. This seems to have been the usual custom. Philippi aided him more than once while preaching in Thessalonica (Php 4:16). The churches of Macedonia aided him at Corinth.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 11:8

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