2 Corinthians 8:1–15

Moreover, brethren, awe do you to wit of aathe grace of God bestowed on the churches of bMacedonia; How that in a great ctrial of affliction dthe abundance of their joy and dtheir deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For eto their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were fwilling of themselves; Praying us with much intreaty gthat we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of hthe ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us iby the will of God. Insomuch that jwe desired kTitus, that as he had xbegun, so he would also finish in you the same ||grace also. Therefore, as lye abound in every thing, in faith, and mutterance, and mknowledge, and in all ndiligence, and in oyour love to us, see pthat ye abound in this grace also. qI speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the nforwardness of others, and qqto prove the sincerity of oyour love. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, rthough he was rich, yet rsfor your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty tmight be rich. 10 And herein uI give my advice: for wthis is expedient for you, who have xbegun before, not only to do, but also to be forward ya year ago. 11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a zreadiness to will, so there may be a performance also eout of athat which ye have. 12 For bif there be first za willing mind, it is caccepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. 13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: 14 But by an dequality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply efor their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be dequality: 15 As it is written, fHe that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

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