Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

2 Corinthians 8 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Generosity and Grace

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:1 -

Now brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:2 - that in a great testing by affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the richness of their [fn]generosity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:3 - For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - begging us with much urging for the grace [fn]of sharing in the ministry to the saints,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:5 - and this, not as we had [fn]expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:6 - So we encouraged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:7 -

But just as you abound in everything, in faith and word and knowledge and in all earnestness and in [fn]the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:8 - I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though being rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:10 - And I give my opinion in this matter, for this is profitable for you, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:11 - But now complete [fn]doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it from what you have.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:12 - For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:13 - For this is not for the relief of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:14 - at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:15 - As it is written, “HE WHO gathered MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO gathered LITTLE HAD NO LACK.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:16 -

But [fn]thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:17 - For he not only accepted our plea, but being himself very earnest, he has gone out to you of his own accord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:18 - And we have sent along with him the brother whose praise in the things of the gospel is throughout all the churches.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:19 - And not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work that is being ministered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:20 - [fn]taking precaution lest anyone discredits us in our ministering of this generous gift,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:21 - for we respect what is good, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:22 - And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested and found earnest in many things, but now even more earnest because of his great confidence in you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:23 - As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker [fn]among you; as for our brothers, they are [fn]messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:24 - Therefore [fn]openly before the churches, [fn]show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
LSB Footnotes
Or simplicity; without false motives
Lit and
Lit hoped
Lit the love from us in you; one early ms your love for us
Lit the doing
With gratitude; lit grace
Lit avoiding this
Lit for you
Lit apostles
Lit in the face of the churches
Or show the proof...for boasting to them about you

Copyright ©2021 by The Lockman Foundation

All rights reserved. Managed in partnership with Three Sixteen Publishing Inc.

For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan