Relief or pressure (2 Cor. 8:13)

“I do not mean

That there should be relief

For others

But pressure

On you.”

οὐ γὰρ ἵνα ἄλλοις ἄνεσις, ὑμῖν θλῖψις·

Paul said I do not mean that there should be relief for others (οὐ γὰρ ἵνα ἄλλοις ἄνεσις) but pressure on you (ὑμῖν θλῖψις).  Paul insisted that he was not trying to put pressure on them.  He was not excusing others to annoy the Corinthians.  However, he had talked about the generous Macedonians.  Nevertheless, they should not be under any pressure.  Anything will do.  Paul did not to pressure the Corinthians.  Have you ever felt pressure to give money to some group or organization?

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