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