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2 Corinthians 8:8

rI say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.

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2 Corinthians 8:8 — The New International Version (NIV)

I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches.

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

I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

I am not commanding you to give. But I want to see if your love is true by comparing you with others that really want to help.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I do not speak as commanding it, but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I’m not commanding you, but I’m testing how genuine your love is by pointing out the dedication of others.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I am not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of the diligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I am not saying this as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I am not commanding you to do it. But I want to put you to the test. I want to find out if you really love God. I want to compare your love with that of others.

2 Corinthians 8:8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.


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