2 Corinthians 12:14

“Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 12:14

Behold, the third time I am readie to come to you, and I will not bee burthensome to you; for I seeke not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay vp for the parents, but the parents for the children.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for {their} parents, but parents for {their} children.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is now the third time that I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a trouble to you: my desire is for you, not for your property: for it is not the children's business to make store for their fathers, but the fathers for the children.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be in laziness a charge; for I do not seek yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
- Darby Bible

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
- Webster's Bible

See, I am now for the third time prepared to visit you, but I will not be a dead weight to you. I desire not your money, but yourselves; for children ought not to put by for their parents, but parents for their children.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
- World English Bible

Lo! this thridde tyme Y am redi to come to you, and Y schal not be greuous to you; for Y seke not tho thingis that ben youre, but you. For nether sones owen to tresoure to fadir and modir, but the fadir and modir to the sones.
- Wycliffe Bible

Lo, a third time I am ready to come unto you, and I will not be a burden to you, for I seek not yours, but you, for the children ought not for the parents to lay up, but the parents for the children,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 12:14

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:14


12:14 The third time - Having been disappointed twice. I seek not yours - Your goods. But you - Your souls.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 12:14


2Co 12:14 The third time I am ready to come to you. Then he had been there twice before; once when he founded the church; once while preaching at Ephesus, of which visit Acts gives no account. See PNT "2Co 2:1". And I will not be burdensome to you. As before, he will maintain himself this third time. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, etc. As parents do with children, so will he, their spiritual father, do. He does not ask them to provide for him, while he feeds them the bread of life.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 12:14

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  • Elizabeth Bunn on 2 Corinthians 12:14
    What does it mean in N.T. when it says a parent should lay up for their children. Does it mean that parents should make sure children are left money?
  • TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 12:14
    Matthew 6:20

    But LAY UP for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

    2 Corinthians 12:14

    Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to LAY UP for the parents, but the parents for the children.

    Comment:

    I think this is clearly showing us that material possessions and financial is not really going to bless your kids.

    It's the spiritual blessings we impart to them, from early childhood to adulthood that make for an eternal impartation.

    I read short Psalms or Proverbs to my 7yr old grandson now; and I did it when he was much younger too. He received Jesus as his Savior over a year ago. I will never stop praying for him or his parents. That's the gold and silver that you leave for your kids.

    Once they connect to peers and the world, they need our prayers more than ever. All through The Moses and Joshua years, it's commanded that they teach the history and the blessings To the children. Parents :) teaching their kids. They are your treasure.

    Mishael
  • Elizabeth Bunn - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 12:14
    Thanks Im 71 and my child 52 and I've tried to explain to her it means spiritual not monetary but she keeps saying that parents should lay up treasures for their children She is a Christian by seems she just can't accept this concept I agree it's talking about Spiritual Thanks for your comment


 

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