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2 Corinthians 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Excel in Giving
Excel in Giving
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:1 - Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:2 - that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:3 - For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - imploring us with much urgency that we would receive[fn] the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:5 - And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:6 - So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:7 - But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.
Christ Our Pattern
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:8 - I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:10 - And in this I give advice: It is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:11 - but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:12 - For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:13 - For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:14 - but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack—that there may be equality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:15 - As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”[fn]
Collection for the Judean Saints
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:16 - But thanks be to God who puts[fn] the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:17 - For he not only accepted the exhortation, but being more diligent, he went to you of his own accord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:18 - And we have sent with him the brother whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:19 - and not only that, but who was also chosen by the churches to travel with us with this gift, which is administered by us to the glory of the Lord Himself and to show your ready mind,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:20 - avoiding this: that anyone should blame us in this lavish gift which is administered by us—
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:21 - providing honorable things, 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 proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, because of the great confidence which we have in you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:23 - If anyone inquires about Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker concerning you. Or if our brethren are inquired about, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:24 - Therefore show to them, and[fn] before the churches, the proof of your love and of our boasting on your behalf.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text omit that we would receive, thus changing text to urgency for the favor and fellowship . . . .
Exodus 16:18
NU-Text reads has put.
NU-Text and M-Text omit and.

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