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2 Corinthians 8:13–14

13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply xtheir need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

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2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality,

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: 14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. 14 Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened; 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.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 We do not want you to have troubles while other people are at ease, but we want everything to be equal. 14 At this time you have plenty. What you have can help others who are in need. Then later, when they have plenty, they can help you when you are in need, and all will be equal.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

13 For I say not this that others may be eased and ye distressed; 14 but by equality: your abundance being a supply at this present time for their want, that their abundance also may become a supply for your want; that there may be equality:

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 For it is not in order that there may be ease for others, and for you distress, 14 but on the principle of equality; in the present time your abundance for their lack, that their abundance may be for your lack, so that there should be equality.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 I don’t mean that others should have relief while you have hardship. Rather, it’s a matter of striking a balance. 14 At the present time, your surplus fills their need so that their surplus may fill your need. In this way things balance out.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 It is not that there may be relief for others and hardship for you, but it is a question of equality — 14 at the present time your surplus is available for their need, so their abundance may also become available for our need, so there may be equality.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 For this is not that for others there may be relief, and for you difficult circumstances, but as a matter of equality. 14 At the present time your abundance will be for their need, in order that their abundance may also be for your need, so that there may be equality,

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

13 We don’t want others to have it easy at your expense. We want things to be equal. 14 Right now you have plenty in order to take care of what they need. Then they will have plenty to take care of what you need. That will make things equal.

2 Corinthians 8:13–14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

13 For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality

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;


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