“But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.”
King James Version (KJV)
12:16 But some may object, though I did not burden you, though I did not take anything of you myself, yet being crafty I caught you with guile - I did secretly by my messengers what I would not do openly, or in person.
2Co 12:16 But be it so, I did not burden you, etc. It was charged that even if he did not burden them, there was guile about it, and in some other way he would secure their substance.
But be it so: I did not burthen you: neuerthelesse beeing craftie, I caught you with guile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But be that as it may, I did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I took you in by deceit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But be it so, I did not myself burden you; but, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But let it be so, that I was not a trouble to you myself; but (someone may say) being false, I took you with deceit.
- Basic English Bible
But be it so. *I* did not burden you, but being crafty I took you by guile.
- Darby Bible
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
- Webster's Bible
If I love you so intensely, am I the less to be loved? Be that as it may: I was not a burden to you. But being by no means scrupulous, I entrapped you, they say!
- Weymouth Bible
But be it so, I did not myself burden you. But, being crafty, I caught you with deception.
- World English Bible
But be it; Y greuyde not you, but whanne Y was sutil, Y took you with gile.
- Wycliffe Bible
And be it [so], I -- I did not burden you, but being crafty, with guile I did take you;
- Youngs Literal Bible