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 9 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:1 -

For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the [fn]saints;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:2 - for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal stirred up most of them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:3 - But I have sent the brothers, in order that our boasting about you may not be made empty in this case, so that, as I was saying, you may be prepared;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:4 - lest if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to speak of you—be put to shame in this certainty of ours.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:5 - So I regarded it necessary to encourage the brothers that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised blessing, so that the same would be ready as a blessing and not as a [fn]begrudging obligation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:6 -

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows with blessing will also reap with blessing.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:7 - Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:8 - And God is able to make every grace abound to you, so that in everything at every time having every sufficiency, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:9 - as it is written,



Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:10 -

Now He who supplies SEED TO THE SOWER AND BREAD FOR FOOD will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:11 - you will be enriched in everything for all generosity, which through us is bringing about thanksgiving to God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:12 - For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the [fn]saints, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:13 - Because of the proven character given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the [fn]generosity of your [fn]fellowship toward them and toward all,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:14 - while they also, by prayer on your behalf, long for you because of the surpassing grace of God on you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:15 - [fn]Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
LSB Footnotes
Or holy ones
Lit covetousness
Lit abides
Or holy ones
Or simplicity; without false motives
Or sharing, cf. Rom 15:26
Lit Grace; with gratitude

Legacy Standard Bible 2021
Copyright (c) 2021
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved

The "LSB" and "Legacy Standard Bible" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit

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