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2 Corinthians 8:5

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.

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2 Corinthians 8:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

And they gave in a way we did not expect: They first gave themselves to the Lord and to us. This is what God wants.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

and this, not as we had hoped, but first they gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us through the will of God.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God’s will.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They did more than we had expected. First, they gave themselves to the Lord and to us, since this was God’s will.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God’s will.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

and this, not merely as we expected; they gave themselves first to the Lord and, by the will of God, to us,

2 Corinthians 8:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

and not just as we had hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us, by the will of God.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

They did more than we expected. First they gave themselves to the Lord. Then they gave themselves to us in keeping with what God wanted.

2 Corinthians 8:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.