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2 Corinthians 9:1–15

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For as touching athe ministering to bthe saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: For I know cthe forwardness of your mind, dfor which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that eAchaia was ready fa year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many. Yet have I sent gthe brethren, lest hour boasting of you should be in vain iin this behalf; that, jas I said, ye may be ready: Lest haply if kthey of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in lthis same mconfident boasting. Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort gthe brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, ||whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, nas a matter of ||bounty, and onot as of covetousness. But this I say, pHe which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; qnot rgrudgingly, or of necessity: for sGod loveth a cheerful giver. And ptGod is able to make all ugrace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every xgood work: (As it is written, yHe hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10 Now he that zministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase athe fruits of your brighteousness;) 11 Being enriched in every thing to all ||bountifulness, which causeth cthrough us thanksgiving to God. 12 For adthe administration of this service not only supplieth ethe want of the saints, but is abundant also cfby many thanksgivings unto God; 13 Whiles by the gexperiment of this dministration they hglorify God for your professed isubjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your jliberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; 14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding lgrace of God in you. 15 Thanks be unto lGod for his unspeakable gift.

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a

ver. 12, 13 (Gk.). See ch. 8:4. So Gal. 2:10.

b
c

See ch. 8:11.

d

See ch. 8:24.

e
f

ch. 8:10.

g

ver. 5. See ch. 8:23.

h

See ch. 1:14.

i

See ch. 3:10.

j
k

Comp. Acts 20:4.

l

ch. 11:17.

m
g

ver. 5. See ch. 8:23.

Gr. blessing. Ecclus. 7:32. So ver. 6? See Gen. 33:11 (Gk.).

||

Or, which hath been so much spoken of before.

n
||

Or, which hath been so much spoken of before.

o

Comp. ch. 12:17.

p
q
r

Deut. 15:10 (Gk.).

s

Reference to Prov. 22:8 in the Greek only. So Ecclus. 35:9. Rom. 12:8. See Ex. 25:2. Comp. Tobit 4:7. ch. 8:12.

p
t
u
x

See Acts 9:36.

y

Cited from Ps. 112:9.

z
a

Luke 12:18. Comp. Hos. 10:12 (Gk.).

b

See Matt. 6:1 [marg.].

||

[Or, liberality].

[Gr. simplicity. See ch. 8:2]. ver. 13.

c

See ch. 1:11.

a

Luke 12:18. Comp. Hos. 10:12 (Gk.).

d

See ver. 1.

e

ch. 8:14.

c

See ch. 1:11.

f

Comp. 2 Macc. 2:27 (Gk.).

g

See ch. 8:2. Comp. ch. 8:8 (Gk.).

d

See ver. 1.

h
i

So ch. 10:5.

j

ver. 11 marg.

l

ch. 8:1.

l

ch. 8:1.