“I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.